- A chieftain of APC in Ekiti, Bunmi Ojo, has been shot dead
- He was a special assistant to a former governor of the state, Segun Oni
- Ojo was said to have been killed by unidentified gunmen around a football viewing centre in Ado Ekiti
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Bunmi Ojo, in Ekiti state has been killed.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ojo, who was the former special assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni was shot dead on Friday night, August 10, by unidentified gunmen.
He was reported to have been killed around a football viewing centre in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
NAN reports that the death of Ojo has attracted comments in the social media with one Adebayo Adebolu tweeting: “The way politicians and their urchins snuff life out of souls in Ekiti is way too bad. These killings must stop. Ekiti lost a vibrant comrade.’’
Rasheed Rasheed @rasheedsenior said: “Another senior cadre gone! Another candle broken! First it was Willy Olawuyi Aiyegoro, now Bunmi Ojo. Both shot dead in Ado-Ekiti!!! Hmmmm’’
DeclanIfeanyi1 @DeclanIfeanyi1 said: “Comrade Bunmi Ojo, an APC member and close aide of former Governor Segun ONI, has just been shot dead some minutes ago by an unidentified assailant at a viewing centre, along Adebayo road, Ado Ekiti.’’
Vincent Arogbodo Esq @ArogbodoVincent queried : “Who is in Ekiti? Is it true that Bunmi Ojo had been assassinated? What is happening?’’
Oyetunji Ojo™ @TunjiOFR said: "Sad….Commissioner, Federal Character Commissioner Bunmi Ojo gunned down at a football viewing centre in Ado-Ekiti? Not again in Ekitiland… Enough of bloodshed. Oh God, our creator unleash your hand of revenge on the evil doers."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a governorship aspirant in Ekiti and a member of the seventh House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, and one other person were shot.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the Ekiti state governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, narrowly escaped being killed by an unknown gunman as he was being received by party men at the APC secretariat.
According to Channels TV, the incident which was described as an accidental discharge, occurred on Friday, June 1, during the takeoff campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi.
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