The Senator representing Kogi Central, Ahmed Ogembe, has said that the era when politicians win elections through thuggery is over.
Sen. Ogembe said the electorate would only cast votes on the basis of performance and delivery of democracy dividend.
The PDP Senator spoke in Okene after visiting the homes of his supporters whose houses and property worth millions of naira were recently destroyed by suspected political thugs.
The senator who sympathised with the victims, set up a committee to assess the level of damage with a view to providing palliatives.
He urged PDP members not to be intimidated, adding that the ugly incident which was perpetuated by some people in the area would not help them to win election in 2019.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to provide adequate security for the citizens before, during and after elections.