A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) has been killed by unknown gunmen in Owo, Ondo state. Mr Afolabi Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election on Thursday night, November 24, according to a statement released the APC, Guardian reports.
The publicity secretary of the party in Ondo state, Mr Abayomi Adesanya, described the deceased as was one of the leaders of our party in Igboroko Ward 1, Owo. He said the late politician was also an ardent supporter of our governorship candidate, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN). “The assailant also went to the house of Chief Jamiu Ekungba, an APC aspirant in the Sept. 3 Primary, and vandalised seven vehicles in his compound. Ekungba was not to at home during the attack. We believe those calling for the postponement of the election and threatening a repeat of 1983 violence were behind these dastardly acts. “We call on security agents in the state to fish out those behind these acts and ensure the protection of our people before, during and after the election,’’ Adesanya said.