The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, north-central Nigeria, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring an attack on its governorship candidate for the November 16 election, Musa Wada.
One Yusuf Seidu Uhiene has been reportedly killed when some thugs suspected to be APC supporters allegedly ambushed the convoy Wada on Saturday evening.
The party said that Wada was on his way to attend a meeting at Anyigba, Dekina area of the Confluence state, when his convoy was reportedly attacked.
Spokesperson for the the PDP in the state, Austin Okai, said two PDP supporters, Nasiru Sule and Ilemona, also sustained serious injuries.
“Our candidate, Engr Musa Wada was in Anyigba today (Saturday) to attend the Kogi East PDP stakeholders meeting. Between the main road and Harbour bay, the venue of the meeting, APC thugs unleashed mayhem on our supporters killing one and injuring two others,” he said.
According to him, the PDP chairman for Anyigba ward has made a formal complaint to the police over the attack, as he appealed to the police authority in the state to check the deadly activities of the “hired armed men of the APC.”
Meanwhile, the camp of the ruling party, as of Sunday morning, had yet to react to the aforementioned allegation against it.
Governor Yahaya Bello of the APC and Wada are the front runners in the race for the “Lugard House” in Lokoja.