PDP women demand justice for burnt Kogi State PDP Women Leader
06 December 2019 | 8:23 am
Women, who are members or supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja, on Wednesday, staged a protest to the National Human Rights Commission demanding justice for Mrs. Salome Abuh, who was killed during the Kogi elections.
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