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JUST IN: Gunmen kill Ondo Gov’s campaign coordinator

By News Desk

Ahead of the 2024 Ondo gubernatorial election, one of the campaign coordinators for the incumbent Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been assassinated by gunmen in the state.

The campaign coordinator, Alaba Abbey, was a ward coordinator for the Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization Foot-Soldiers (LACO-SF), in Ward 10, Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.

During the primary, Abbey, who was killed inside his home in Supare Akoko, on Sunday, served as the returning officer for the All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant during the recently concluded exercise.

A younger brother to the deceased, Samuel Abbey, who confirmed the sad development, revealed that the politician was shot at the front of his house.

Meanwhile, the Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization Foot-Soldiers (LACO-SF) has condemned the gruesome murder of their member.

The group also called on the security agencies, most especially the police authorities to protect its members from such brutal attacks by assailants.

In a statement by the spokesperson for the campaign organisation, Kayode Fasua, said the late Abbey was actively involved in the campaign activities of Aiyedatiwa until his death.

The Director-General of LACO-FS in Akoko Southwest Local Government, David Ajobiewe, described the killing of Abbey as a big tragedy.

“Excel had been a resourceful coordinator for the Aiyedatiwa campaign organisation in Ward 10 of Supare and was never known to be violent and never had any history of a local or domestic dispute.

“We urge the police authorities to step up investigations into his gruesome murder and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book,” he said.

Confirming the incident in a telephone chat, Police Public Relations (PPRO), Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya said the state command had launched an investigation into the brutal killings.

“The state command is aware of the incident (killing) but investigation is ongoing to unravel all that happened,” she said.

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