APC Returning Officer assassinated in Ondo

APC Returning Officer assassinated in Ondo

 The Returning Officer for the All Progressives Congress
(APC) during the April 20 governorship primaries in Ward 10 of Akoko Southwest
Local Council area of Ondo State, Alaba Abe, popularly known as ‘Excel’, has
been killed by unknown gunmen.

The incident took place on Saturday night around 9:00 p.m.
in front of the deceased residence in Supare-Akoko within the council area.

Sources within the area, speaking on condition of anonymity,
revealed that the assailants ambushed the deceased as he was about to enter his
house, and fatally shot him.

Kayode Fasua, the Director of Information for the Lucky
Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation Foot Soldiers, LACO-FS, who confirmed the
killing, called on the police authorities to ensure the safety and security of
its members against any potential threats from political opponents.

According to Fasua, the late Alaba Abe was a dedicated and
resourceful coordinator who campaigned tirelessly for the success of the
election and the emergence of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO,
in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, disclosed that an investigation has
commenced to apprehend those behind the murder.

“The command is aware of the incident at Supare,
investigating is ongoing to unravel all that happened.”

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