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Democracy Questioned As Kogi Youths Protest Against Gov Bello’s Re-Election Bid

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The Wuse II headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress was on Monday grounded as scores of protesters expressed displeasure over the determination of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello to contest the November election.

The protesters bearing placards insisted that Governor, Yahaya Bello, should not contest

Their placards had inscriptions like ‘second term ticket is a death sentence for workers in Kogi, ‘‘we demand freedom from the diabolic and wicked GYB, ‘Presidency, save Kogi from Bello’, Bello, stop giving guns to our youths’, GYB, where is our money’, ‘give us direct primaries’, ‘Buhari, please stop Bello’, among others.

But, shortly after the protesters departed the secretariat, Bello’s men, armed to the teeth stormed the venue with police patrol vans and other unmarked cars, threatening to unleash mayhem on anybody protesting against the governor.

While ordering the security details attached to the ruling party’s national secretariat to caution any further anti -Bello protest

“We have delivered our message and we won’t make noise about it any longer until we kill one or two of the protesters and no one will tell them to stop protesting here.

“Nobody can stop Governor Bello’s re-election. All those opportunists that voted for Atiku Abubakar during presidential elections are now coming back to decide who will be the governor of Kogi. Why are they protesting in Abuja instead of coming to the state’’, said one of the governor’s loyalist.

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