APC Chieftain Killed In Ondo State ‘Few Hours’ To The Governorship Election

Afolabi Olaposi, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Owo, Ondo State, was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night in Owo, the party said.

The party said in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, on Friday in Akure that Mr. Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election.

“Olaposi, who is one of the leaders of our party in Igboroko Ward 1, Owo, was also an ardent supporter of our Governorship Candidate, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

“He was a perfect gentleman who was committed to the development of the party in Owo and Ondo State in general.

“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,’’ Mr. Adesanya said.

Speaking in a telephone interview, the spokesperson for Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said: “ I don’t have the details of the incident now, but the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of the election will speak about it later’’.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Ondo Governorship Election for Saturday.


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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Political juggernaut.. As it would always be..

  • chika bibian

    Too bad

  • kayode akinsanya

    I don’t know when we’re going to learn, hatred in election

  • Olovo Obinna

    Dirty politics….hope police handle the situation on election day

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Politics is just a dirty game and he didn’t play the game with wisdom….#somehow#
    Rest in peace.

  • Nigerian politics…is total nonsense

  • chika bibian

    It’s a pity may his soul RIP

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Politics is a dirty game,may he rip

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Since d advent of ds democracy so many evil has grown,it is costing nigeria so much

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    So much blood shed,ds are assasins hv sold their lives to d satan

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      No mind them……………………..