Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate in 2019 elections in Kwara State, Issa Aremu has raised the alarm over threat to his life by some unknown persons which he alleged might not be unconnected with political development in the State.
Already, Aremu has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, seeking for Police protection ahead of the elections.
Aremu disclosed this at the sideline of the debate organised for five political parties by Kwara Coalition of Business and Professional Associations, KWACOBPA, in Ilorin.
The LP candidate revealed that some unknown people in two cars with Kwara and NASS number plates, respectively, were on his trail Monday morning in Abuja, and disclosed that he had notified the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
He urged the IGP to take “prompt action” to ensure his physical protection throughout the campaigns and beyond.”
Responding to questions on the economy, peace and security at the interactive session, Aremu lamented that Kwara State hitherto known for harmony had witnessed serial daylight robberies in commercial cities such as Offa and Omuaran.
He observed that there could be no development without peace, insisting that LP underscored peace as a critical success factor in the push for ”Kwara renewal.”
He said: “If elected, my government will create jobs by reindustrialising Kwara State. I want to advise conte-stants in the elections to promote peaceful issues-based campaigns.”