OrderPaperToday – Some concerned constituents mostly of the People Democratic Party (PDP) from Gwer East and Gwer West of Benue state have petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu against harassment and intimidation allegedly perpetuated by some All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates.
The community in a petition by its lawyers, Olutunde Abegunde and Associates made available to journalists, accused the APC candidate from the constituency of carrying out acts of intimidation and harassment which was capable of scaring the people from coming out to vote.
In the petition dated February 11, 2019, titled “criminal conspiracy, threat to life and conduct likely to cause breach of peace” and copied to the Benue state commissioner of police, the constituents accused the candidate of tormenting innocent people who seem not to share his political ideology.
The petitioners also urged the IGP, the Deputy Inspector General in charge of criminal investigation and intelligence as well as the Rivers State Commissioner of Police and the area commander, Rivers state police command, Rumuodumaya, Rumokori, Obio Akpor local government area to reopen a case of alleged vandalisation of oil pipelines against the APC candidate.
Gwer east/Gwer west federal constituency is one of the flash points in Benue state in the February 23rd and March 9th, general election. It is the constituency where herdsmen murdered two priests and dozens worshipers at a catholic church in 2018.