Candidate of Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) in the November governorship election in Kogi state, Dele Bello-William has cried out over threat to his life.
In a press statement issued by his campaign manager, Steve Nwafor, the governorship hopeful said he has been receiving calls from people threatening his life and that of his family.
He, however, reiterated his determination to remain in the contest. He assured his supporters that he will not be cowered by the threats.
“Information reaching the Dele Bello-Williams Campaign Team reveals that there is a plot by a major opposing party to thwart the campaign of the Dele Bello-Williams with the use of violence. As a matter of fact, during a phone conversation with our party Chairman in the State this morning, our candidate confirmed that he has been receiving calls from people threatening his life and that of his family, this has caused the party chairman to relocate his family away from Lokoja to an undisclosed location for safety.
“We therefore call on the police, SSS, IGP to beef up security in Kogi state because some of the contenders in the forthcoming polls would go to any length to cause mayhem as we approach the November 16 Kogi state governorship elections.
“As a Nigerian who is constitutionally allowed to contest elective positions, Dele Bello-Williams also calls upon President Muhammadu Buhari to please use his prestigious office to ensure that there is peaceful coexistence in Kogi State and protect him and his supporters from the murderous thugs being sponsored by some contestants for the Kogi election.
“Lastly, we wish to reiterate that Dele Bello-Williams, the flag-bearer for the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria is a peaceful person but resolute in his determination to bring good governance to the people of the great confluence State of Kogi, and as such, will not be cowered by these threats,” the statement read.