A governorship candidate in Kogi State, Mrs. Natasha Akpoti, was
attacked by suspected hoodlums on Tuesday while the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) organised a meeting for political
stakeholders in the state.
The meeting, which was attended by the Inspector General of Police, Mr
Mohammed Adamu, as well as INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, held
four days to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi.
Adamu and Yakubu, in the company of some senior police officers and INEC
National Commissioners, witnessed the signing of a peace accord by the
political parties and their candidates in Kogi.
The event had been going smoothly until commotion occurred when Natasha,
the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), arrived
at the venue.
Thugs attacked the SDP candidate when she was about entering the hall
where the event was holding.
In the process, a fight broke out while some policemen at the venue
dispersed the hoodlums with teargas which affected everyone in the hall,
including the IGP and the INEC boss, as well as other dignitaries