Kogi APC honours slain woman supporter in Kotokarfe, suspends campaign

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The All Progressives Congress, APC has suspended its campaign for the November 11 Governorship Election in Kogi State.

The Party said the decision was taken to show respect for Ms Khadijat Yahaya, a member of the party who died after an attack by suspected thugs.

Spokesperson for the state Campaign Council, Mr Kingsley Fanwo mad this known  in a statement in Lokoja,  the State capital.

Khadijat allegedly lost her life after a clash between supporters of Social Democratic Party, SDP and those of the APC in Kotonkarfe on Sept. 29.

Meanwhile, the state APC governorship candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo, visited the family of the deceased in Kotonkarfe on Tuesday to sympathise with them over her demise.

Ododo expressed shock at her demise and prayed to God for the repose of her soul.

Responding, Malam Saliu Akawu, thanked Ododo for the visit.

Akawu said the conduct of Ododo showed that he was a compassionate leader who would always identify with his people.

He said that Khadijat was a very peace-loving person whose life was cut short by evil men.

Ododo also visited the Palace of the Ohimege of Kotonkarfe, Alhaji Abdulrazak Koto, where he expressed sadness over the death of Khadijat.

He described her as a woman of peace who was desirous of seeing development in Kotonkarfe and promised to ensure justice for the deceased family

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