The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Anambra State November election, Sen. Andy Uba has condemned the killing of a member of the party in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
He called on the state governor, Willie Obiano and security agencies in the state to take steps to arrest the worsening insecurity in the state.
A member of the APC, Somadina Oforma, was reportedly killed at Ward 3 Nnewi during a meeting by yet to be identified killers.
in a statement by the head of Uba’s campaign organisation, Victor Ogene, the APC flagbearer describing the murder as “obviously politically motivated murder one too many.”
He promised to immortalise the deceased, and also reach out to the injured.
The statement partly read, “The late Oforma was, without any provocation, shot dead inside the APC office at Uruagu Ward 3, Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state, while holding a meeting with other party faithful, many of whom sustained varying degrees of injury.
“We recall that, on July 31, 2021 at Oba, Idemili South LGA, unknown gunmen, operating in similar fashion, accosted and killed Mr. Cosmas Eze, our party’s acting Assistant Secretary for the local government area, and dispossessed him of the APC branded Sienna vehicle he was driving.
“The seemingly targeted attack on the APC was to go a notch higher, when on Saturday, September 10, 2021 the traditional ruler of Ekpunando in Anambra East LGA, Igwe Alex Edozieuno, and his driver, Chukwuemeka, were waylaid and killed.
“It is instructive to note that the late Igwe Edozieuno had one month before his brutal death joined the APC, after being deposed by the state government.
“Whilst not imputing any direct motive to these attacks, we are however constrained to observe that our party, the APC, has borne the brunt of majority of them, leaving us to wonder when political contest in Anambra State degenerated to the point of opposition party members living in fear.
“We, therefore, call on Governor Obiano, as the Chief Security Officer of the state, and other law enforcement agencies, including the police, the Department of State Service, and the civil defence corps, to urgently take steps to halt the growing reign of terror in our state.”