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Residents Mourn As Gunmen Kill APC Chieftain In Ondo



Suspected gunmen have killed a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Alaba Abe in Akoko Southwest local government area of Ondo State.

Abe until his gruesome murder was the Ward Coordinator of the Campaign Organisation of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa in Supare-Akoko in Akoko Southwest local government area of the state.

Although the details of what led to the death were still sketchy at the time of this report, the campaign organisation of the governor under the auspices of Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation Foot Soldiers Independent Council (LACO-FSIC) confirmed the killing of the APC chieftain.

In a statement on Sunday, the campaign organisation decried the gruesome murder of one of its ward coordinators in Akoko Southwest Local Government area of Ondo State with an appeal to the police authorities to protect its members against implacable opponents.

The Director of Information of the organisation, Mr. Kayode Fasua said the late Abe was a resourceful coordinator, campaigning for the election of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa until he was gruesomely murdered, as he was shot in his Supare home on April 27.

Fasua quoted the LACO-FSIC Director of Information and Online News for Akoko Southwest, Mr. Nurudeen Kazeem, as stating that the incident came as a rude shock to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local council, working for the election of the governor, come November, this year.

The Akoko Southwest Local Government Director-General for the LACO-FSIC, Hon. David Ajobiewe, also described the incident as a rude shock.

His words “Abe had been a resourceful coordinator for the Aiyedatiwa campaign organisation in Ward 10 of Supare and was never known to be violent and never had any history of a local or domestic dispute.

“We urge the police authorities to step up investigations into his gruesome murder and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.”

The Convener of the LACO-FSIC, Dr. Oladipupo Okeyomi, with the Co-convener, Prince Biyi Poroye, expressed the heartfelt condolences of Governor Aiyedatiwa, as well as the lamentation of the campaign group and the leadership of the APC in Ondo State, on the tragic loss.

The State Director-General of the LACO-FSIC, who is also the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Mr Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, described the incident as terrible and uncalled for, expressing his sympathy with the family members, friends, and associates of the APC chieftain.