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Saturday, 14 September 2013

My life in danger for renouncing victory – Offa PDP Candidate

The councillorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Offa, Kwara state, who rejected his purported victory in the August 31, 2013 local government election, yesterday in Kaduna told newsmen that his life is in danger for publicly denying the victory awarded him by the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC).
Speaking to newsmen through his lawyer, Mr. Abdulkarim Alabi shortly after receiving a certificate of honour by the Buhari Vanguard, presented to him by General Muhammadu Buhari, said, Mr. Aolabi has been receiving threat messages in respect of his courageous step he took by rejecting the electoral robbery that happened in Offa, Kwara from unknown quarters.”
He said: “I just told you that these threats are coming from strange quarters, but we have reported the matter to security agencies and they assured us that they are working to ensure his security.”
When asked of the present place Afolabi is being kept in view of threats to his life, his lawyer said that owing to security reasons and for his safety, it wa not proper to disclose his present place of residence.
He said: “The most important thing is we are appreciating his courageous decision to have refused taking victory that he knew was not his.”

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