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Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections

On the eve of extremely important presidential and legislative elections, the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has acknowledged to damaging vital highways leading to the Kogi Central senatorial area. These elections will take place tomorrow. Natasha Akpoti, a contender for the Senate seat who represents the opposition and has significant authority in some parts of the state, calls this area home.

Mr. Bello defended his action as a preventative step to deter terrorists from wreaking havoc on the people of Kogi State, citing a bomb blast that occurred on December 29 during a visit by President Muhammadu Buhari. In his defense, Mr. Bello cited a bomb blast that occurred on December 29 during a visit by President Muhammadu Buhari. He claimed that the decision was made to reduce the number of routes to the area to enable security agents to adequately deploy effective surveillance on the other access roads to protect the people. This was done for the purpose of ensuring that the people would not be endangered.Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024Excavation Of Highways In Kogi State By Yahaya Bello Raises Concerns About Fairness Of Elections, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

On the other hand, Ms. Akpoti, who is well-known for her political influence in the state, has asserted that the excavation of the roads that link to her strongholds was a deliberate attempt to obstruct the path of electoral officials who were attempting to reach the five local government units that are located inside of her senatorial district. She claims that this was done in an effort to obstruct her political opponents. She further asserted that if she was attacked, it would be hard for security guards to get close enough to save her because of the excavation.

Even though Mr. Bello is not running for any office in the election that will take place on Saturday, he is exerting a great deal of effort to guarantee that the candidates supported by his All Progressives Congress (APC) party obtain the majority of votes. On many times, the governor has gone on record as stating that he will vote for Bola Tinubu, who is running for president as the candidate of the APC.

The excavation of key highways that connect to the stronghold of an opposition senatorial candidate has been attacked by opposition parties and has generated worries about the fairness of the next elections. Many people are demanding that an inquiry be conducted into Mr. Bello’s activities, and some people have even demanded that he step down from his position as governor of Kogi State.

The problem of political violence and intimidation during Nigeria’s electoral process has also come into the spotlight as a result of the current scenario. The next presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria are extremely important for the future of the country; thus, it is absolutely necessary that they be carried out in a manner that is both fair and transparent.

In view of these events, it is absolutely necessary for the government of Nigeria to take the necessary steps to guarantee that the elections will be held in an open and honest manner. The government is obligated to take measures to both guarantee that all candidates have equal access to the voting booth and prevent any type of political violence or intimidation from occurring.

The digging up of key highways that go to the heartland of the opposition senatorial candidate in Kogi State has, in conclusion, generated worries about the fairness of the impending elections in that state. It is imperative that the government of Nigeria takes the necessary steps to guarantee that the elections will be held in a manner that is free and fair, and that all candidates will have equal access to the voting booths.

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