The Oasis Reporters
November 15, 2019
Ahead of the Kogi State gubernatorial election scheduled to hold tomorrow, Saturday 16, 2019, information reaching Ibadan and our newsroom from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital confirms that some armed and masked security men who appeared in police uniforms, on Friday, attacked the hotel where the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde lodged in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi State Campaign Council.
He is in Kogi in his capacity as the Chairman of the Council.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that the hooded security operatives arrived the Suitorial Hotels, located along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council were lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms.
It was gathered the some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the hotel and attempted to enter the rooms.
A melee was set off as the security operatives attached to the Governor of Oyo State were said to have resisted the invaders.
Within a short while, some residents nearby also gathered to resist the invading gunmen.
In another development, it was gathered that eminent APC leaders including the governor of Kaduna State, Ahmad El Rufai pleaded with the citizens of the State to forgive any infractions by the governor, Yahaya Bello who is also seeking reelection, which may have been due to youthful exuberance.