Ahead of the All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Kogi State, the coordinator of Usman Jibrin Campaign Organisation in Lokoja, Nagogo Maiyaki, on Tuesday stated that some delegates of the party have been detained in Kogi State Board of Internal Revenue in Lokoja.
He stated this while speaking at a political gathering while hosting the gubernatorial aspirant and former Chief of Naval Staff, Jibrin Usman in Lokoja.
Maiyaki further stated that party executives who are not loyal to the state governor, Yahaya Bello, have been highly intimidated and harrassed ahead of the August 29 primaries.
“As I speak, some of our delegates have been detained at the Board of Internal Revenue in Lokoja.”
“Yesterday, when I was going round to mobilise party executive for this event, I was informed that some of them were tricked to BIR and have been detained there.”
Maiyaki, while speaking during an interview stated that the governor does not want any governorship aspirant to access the APC party Executive before the primaries.
The party chieftain urged the security operatives to ensure the protection of party delegates and members, he added that it will be a shame for the party to keep losing members simply because they want to exercise their franchise.