Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has condemned the killing of the party’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East, Barrister Oyibo Chukwu, by unknown persons.
Obi made the condemnation in series of posts he personally made Thursday, via his official Twitter handle while reacting to the gruesome murder of the renowned Lawyer.
Obi tweeted: “I received with deep shock and sadness, the news of the painful killing of Barr Oyibo Chukwu, the Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party, for Enugu East Senatorial Zone.
“I strongly condemn the killing of Barr Chukwu in all its entirety. Human lives must remain precious, irrespective of political affiliation. The mindless bloodletting that occurs in the nation is beyond depressing. We must not continue to toe this dangerous path.
“Enough of the killings, now is time for healing. I sincerely condole with the bereaved family, the Enugu East Senatorial Zone and our dear Labour Party family, for this painful loss.
“I call on the law enforcement agents to fish out and bring to book, the perpetrators of this crime, and ensure that Nigerians freely exercise their civic duties without intimidation.”
Chukwu was burnt inside his branded vehicle alongside other five of his aides on Wednesday night by unknown persons.