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Mr.Peter Obi who is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has condemned what he described as the ‘targeted killing’ of the party’s house of assembly candidate in Imo State Christopher Eleghu.
Eleghu was killed by assailants in the early hours of Friday in his home with the attackers burning his vehicle and other properties, a development Obi says violates the spirit of civility.
‘I am deeply disturbed by the evidently targeted killing of the Labour Party State House of Assembly candidate for Onuimo LGA in Imo State, Hon. Christopher Eleghu at his home. His house and cars were reportedly set ablaze,’ Obi tweeted late Friday.
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‘I condemn these heinous acts in the strongest possible terms. Such acts violate our spirit of security, civility, and the recently signed Peace Accord. Federal and State security agencies must work assiduously to uncover those behind this killing.’
A few weeks back, gunmen also killed an LP women leader in Kaduna Victoria Chintex.
Mrs. Chintex was assassinated by gunmen who invaded her residence on Monday. The assailants also shot her husband who is being treated in a hospital.
While reacting to the incident, Obi, who is the party’s presidential candidate, took to his official social media accounts to grieve.
‘I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, the Labour Party’s women leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Her death is a huge loss to her immediate and extended family, and to our Labour Party. She lives on in our hearts,” he tweeted on Tuesday, hours after the news broke.
‘Her killing, and the loss of many innocent lives across the nation to gunmen and terrorists, are the reason why I must prioritize the war against insecurity as my first task in the office. We must not allow the waste of human lives in Nigeria under any guise.
‘May the soul of the Late Mrs Victoria Chintex rest in perfect peace! My sincere condolence to her family.’