Tragedy Strikes as Kogi Governorship Election Campaign Halts in Mourning

By Mohammed Bello Doka

Kogi State, Nigeria - In a somber turn of events, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made the difficult decision to suspend its campaign for the upcoming Kogi Governorship Election, scheduled for November11. This decision comes as a mark of respect and mourning for the untimely passing of Ms. Khadijat Yahaya, a dedicated party member who tragically lost her life following an attack by alleged thugs.

The announcement was made in a heartfelt statement released on Tuesday by Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, a representative for the State Campaign Council. The statement expressed deep sorrow and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, highlighting the profound impact Khadijat had on the party and the community.

The incident leading to Khadijat's untimely demise occurred during an altercation between supporters of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the APC in the town of Kotonkarfe on September29. The clash, fueled by political tensions, escalated into a violent confrontation, resulting in the tragic loss of Khadijat's life.

In light of this devastating incident, Alhaji Usman Ododo, the APC governorship candidate for Kogi State, paid a visit to the grieving family on Tuesday in Kotonkarfe. Expressing shock and deep sadness over Khadijat's passing, Ododo offered his heartfelt condolences and prayers for the repose of her soul.

The visit by Alhaji Usman Ododo not only aimed to console the bereaved family but also served as a poignant reminder of the importance of unity and peaceful coexistence during this crucial election period. It emphasized the need for all political parties and their supporters to prioritize harmony and respect, ensuring that such tragic incidents are never repeated.

As the news of Khadijat's passing reverberates throughout the state, the suspension of the APC campaign stands as a testament to the party's commitment to honor her memory and the values she held dear. It serves as a solemn reminder that the pursuit of political goals should never come at the cost of human lives.

With the Kogi Governorship Election just weeks away, the entire state now finds itself in a period of reflection and mourning. The loss of Khadijat Yahaya has cast a shadow over the political landscape, prompting a collective call for peace, justice, and a renewed commitment to a fair and violence-free electoral process.

As the people of Kogi State grapple with this tragedy, they are left to ponder the future of their state and the importance of preserving the democratic ideals that Khadijat Yahaya fought for. In the face of adversity, it is hoped that the memory of her untimely passing will serve as a catalyst for positive change, inspiring a renewed dedication to a peaceful and prosperous Kogi State.

As the campaign remains on hold, the people of Kogi State eagerly await the resumption of political activities, hoping that the forthcoming election will be a testament to the resilience and unity of their great state.

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