Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, the Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, rejected Governor Yahaya Bello’s congratulatory message to her and accused him of an attempt to kill her.
Top Trends reports that following her victory in the Appeal Court judgment via the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Gov Bello on Tuesday sent the lawmaker a congratulatory message after attending the National Police Council meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
Governor Bello, described Natasha as his beloved sister, stressing that he needed to accept the court verdict on Natasha’s victory to avoid a breakdown of law and order in Kogi state.
However, the lawmaker, who appeared on Channels Television on Tuesday evening, accused Governor Yahaya Bello of having tried many times to murder her on different occasions, stating that the Governor is ignorant of democracy.
Natasha said on Channels Television: “I would pretty much wish you had not played the Governor’s message here because I’m just getting to watch it now.”
“He said this is the beauty of politics, this is not the beauty of politics. You don’t endanger yourself, set out to kill people, destroy property, and frustrate the electoral process because you want your candidate to win and call it the beauty of democracy.
“I heard guns, I had his henchmen shoot at my vehicle. I have video evidence of that. They wore APC shirts and one of them was Amoka, he was actually a Returning Officer… he led the group of 10 men to shoot at me. I have the videos capturing that.
“And apart from that, a day to the election, the governor dug five gullies, cutting off five roads and that was just to prevent the election from going on and probably endangering my life.”