Bello’s inauguration: Your victory is temporal, Wada tells Bello
• As Abuh calls for justice and compensation
As the All Progressives Congress (APC) inaugurated its renewed gubernatorial mandate in Kogi State, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada, has described the victory of the ruling party at the November 16 poll as temporal.
He said because the All Progressives Congress was running with a stolen mandate, instead of celebration in Lokoja the state capital and all other parts of Kogi State, the confluence city has been enveloped in gloom.
Engr Wada said this, in Abuja, when he paid a visit to the family of the slain PDP women leader, Salome Abuh, murdered by political thugs alleged to be sympathetic to the ruling APC in Kogi.
According to him, the mandate being claimed by APC in Kogi state is like a stolen car which cannot be used in then open particularly in the area where it was stolen.
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He said the late Salome Abuh remains the heroine of November 16 gubernatorial elections and political development in Kogi, having sacrificed her life for the political development in the state.
He said:” Her supreme sacrifice will not be in vain.”
Wada, who was accompanied by former member of the state House of assembly, Hon Sani Makama, said salome’s death confirmed his earlier position that Kogi State was under siege.
Husband of the deceased, Elder Simon Abuh, said the the family awaits the outcome of the police investigation for the prosecution of those alleged to have carried out the dastardly act.
He said the light of his home was put out by the brigands who claimed nothing will happen to them.
He said: “I have petitioned the President and relevant security agencies” to ensure that justice is done on the matter and bring closure to wounded hearts.”
He thanked the visit by the PDP governorship candidate and his Entourage to his home to console with the family on the loss, insisting that her blood should not be shed for nothing.
He also said the family would expect compensation for the material loss, especially the property, that were destroyed.
“We want compensation for houses destroyed by fire ignited by these people,” he appealed to government.
Salome Abuh was killed in her home where she was trapped and burnt alive by alleged party supporters opposed to her political leaning.