With few hours to the governorship poll in Ondo state. a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Afolabi Olaposi, has been reportedly killed in by unknown gunmen in Owo.
The APC made this known in a statement by its Publicity Secretary Abayomi Adesanya today in Akure.
According to the party, Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election.
“Olaposi, who was 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 September 3 Primary, and vandalised seven vehicles in his compound.
“Ekungba was not at home during the attack.
“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.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the police in Ondo state DSP Femi Joseph could not comment on the report as he said he had no details at the time.
“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’’.