The APC has decided to suspend its campaign in Kogi State for the November 11 governorship election in solidarity with the family of Khadiyat Yahaya who reportedly lost her life in a clash between SDP and APC supporters in the state capital Lokoja on September 29th.
“We have decided to suspend our campaign in Kogi state in solidarity with Khadiyat’s family after she was attacked by suspected thugs,” said Kingsley Fanwa, the spokesperson of the State Campaign Council, in a statement on Tuesday.
The APC’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Yusuf Ododo, paid a visit to the family on Tuesday to express his condolences and to pray for her soul’s return to rest in peace.
In a statement, Mr. Saliu Apawu thanked Mr. Ododo for his visit. Akawu said that Ododo’s actions showed that he is a caring leader who will always stand by his people.
Ododo said Khadiyat was a peaceful person who lost her life due to the evil of some people.
He also paid a visit to the Palace of the Kotonkarfe Ohimege Alhaji Abdulazak Koto to express his sorrow over Khadijat’s death.
He said she was a peace-loving woman who wanted to see Kotonkarfe grow and promised to get justice for Khadiyat’s family.