The Kogi State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, Olayinka Braimoh, and his security detail, have been arrested by security operatives in Kabba.

Confirming the incident to journalists on Saturday, Braimoh’s media aide, Musa Yakubu, said operatives arrested the governorship candidate and seven of his security detail after they claimed to have found campaign materials in his car.

Earlier, there were apprehensions when his aides and party officials could not reach him on the phone, sparking fears of a possible kidnap.

“The last time I heard from him was in the morning when he called from Kabba town, but all attempts to get through to him since that time proved abortive,” Yakubu said.

“His mobile lines have been switched off, including that of his entourage.”

Yakubu had raised the alarm that the candidate’s “detractors” might be behind the situation and called on the security agencies to locate his whereabouts.

Leading reporters gathered that due to the arrest, the governorship candidate could not cast his vote during the election.

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