I excavated highway to Natasha Akpoti’s hometown – Yahaya Bello
To stop terrorists from utilizing the route leading to Natasha Akpoti’s hometown, I dug it up: Bello Yahaya
Ms. Akpoti, who has considerable sway in some areas of Kogi, described the construction of highways connecting to the areas she considers to be her strongholds as being motivated by politics.
On the day of the important presidential and legislative elections, Governor Yahaya Bello acknowledged to demolishing key highways leading to the Kogi Central senatorial area, which is where Natasha Akpoti, the opposition senatorial candidate, lives.
In defense of the action, Mr. Bello cited a bomb blast that happened on December 29 while President Muhammadu Buhari was in Kogi State as evidence that it was a preventative step to dissuade terrorists from wreaking havoc on the local population.
Kingsley Fanwood, the state’s commissioner for information and communications, stated in a statement on February 24 that “one of the measures arrived at was to restrict the number of routes to the flashpoints to enable security agents properly mount effective surveillance on the other access roads for the safety of the people.”
The excavation of roads heading to areas regarded to be her strongholds was portrayed by Ms. Akpoti, who has great influence in some areas of the state, as being driven by politics.
According to Ms. Akpoti, the excavation on election night was an intentional attempt to keep election officials from reaching the five local government districts in her senatorial district.
Ms. Akpoti added that if she were to be attacked, it would be challenging for security people to reach her and save her because to the excavation.
Despite not being on the ballot, Mr. Bello expects to win the majority of votes on Saturday in order to support members of his All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
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