AA’s governorship candidate narrates how he was locked up and prevented from voting in Kogi

Action Alliance’s Olayinka Braimoh, who is vying for the governorship of Kogi State, has narrated his ordeal of being arrested and detained on Saturday, which he said prevented him from voting.

Braimoh was apprehended by security agents in Kabba, along with seven of his guards, after they allegedly found campaign materials in his car.

He said, “I was held in custody for most of today. I was coming from Lokoja early today, and we got trapped in the traffic at Kabba junction after Obajana.

“There were hundreds of trucks on the road, so we could not get out of there quickly. Finally, we managed to get out of there. Then we got to the first checkpoint around Okeboko. They searched our vehicle, but nothing was found. We had no cash.

“After that, they let us go, and the next thing we saw was this bus that overtook us and waited at the next checkpoint. EFCC operatives came out of the bus with some policemen, and the next thing they did was search again, and they saw the remains of our flyers in the trunks of the trucks.

“The next thing they said was that we had ballot papers. That was absurd because it is clearly written here that this is a ballot paper sample. They took us to the area command, and we were all locked up. They pushed us and all the personnel inside the cell and locked us up inside the cell.

“They took our phones and cut us off from the outside world for most of today. So, I have no clue, as I speak to you, about the election today until I get some feedback because they took my phones and my batteries died. So, I will need to get an update before I can say anything about the election.”

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