By Kingsley Fanwo
The Kogi State PDP Chairman, Hon Sam Uhuotu was Thursday attacked by gunmen numbering about 20 on the Abuja-Lokoja road. Uhuotu was returning to Lokoja after an official engagement in Abuja when the dare devil gunmen allegedly waylaid him and took away his money and other valuables including official files.
Confirming the incident, PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Prince Bode Ogunmola said the attack was unfortunate and shocking.
“Yes, the PDP State Chairman was attacked on his way back from Abuja. The attackers took away his cash and many other valuables including party files. It will be too hasty to say whether the attackers were robbers or assassins. But we urge the security operatives to unravel the mystery behind the dastardly act”, he said.
Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Secondary Education, Hon. Jacob Ogirima Anebe said the attack may not be unconnected to the recently held ward congresses during which the Chairman was adamant on due process. He said politicians must learn to play the game according to the rules.
“All Kogites must unite to condemn the attack on our Chairman irrespective of party affiliation. It is sad that some people are so desperate for power that they can go to any length. We want the DSS and the police to get to the root of this case to avert future occurrence”, he said.
However, the PDP State Chairman, Hon. Uhuotu has expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their show of solidarity during his travails. He said the state must unite against crime. Uhuotu expressed confidence in the ability of security agencies to fish out his attackers.