Police Arrest “Buhari Must Go” Campaigners

The police in Kogi have arrested two persons who were painting buildings and pasting posters with the inscription, “Buhari must go.”

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh, has confirmed the arrest of two persons for embarking on a smear campaign against the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in Lokoja.

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Speaking with our correspondent on Monday in Lokoja, the CP said around 2.30am on Monday, personnel of the command arrested two young men, who were painting buildings and pasting posters with the inscription: ‘Buhari Must Go’.

The police held that the campaigners who were found performing the activities by 2:30 am on Monday could not have been embarking on a peaceful protest.

In another development, the Kogi State Government in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, praised youth of Kogi for standing in the way of anti-Buhari campaign by “imported and sponsored youths, who came to the state to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Fanwo said: “The sponsored youths congregated in Benue State, from where they moved to Kogi State, and began to paint walls as well as display anti-Buhari posters that were printed in a South-South state.

“We are placing it on record that the fanatical following of Mr President by the Kogi people is borne out of our faith in his integrity and quality leadership. Kogi is PMB and PMB is Kogi.

“The Kogi State Government hereby sounds a note of warning to all agents of destabilisation to steer clear of our state in their bid to play divisive, destructive, destabilising and debilitating politics. Kogi is focused on development and is committed to improving the living standards of the people.”

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