On Tuesday, the All-Progressives Congress’s Ondo State Chapter said that one of its members had been slain in the state’s Ose Local Government Area’s Imoru village.
The deceased, named as Bamidele Isibo, was shot by robbers on his way from Imoru to Ifon, where he had gone for political matters, on Saturday and died on Monday, according to reports.
Before his demise, the late APC chieftain was believed to be a member of the party’s state executive committee.
Mr. Alex Kalejaiye, the party’s Publicity Secretary, stated in a statement that Isibor died as a consequence of a gunshot wound, he received during the robbers’ attack. He was 62 years old at the time.
“The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress deeply laments the loss of one of its members, Hon. Bamidele Emmanuel Isibor,” the statement stated. He was 62 years old at the time.
“Hon. Isibor, a former senior civil officer and father of five, served on the party’s State Executive Committee until his death.
“He was a trustworthy ally who was sincerely devoted to the advancement of the APC, especially in the Ose Local Government Area, where he served as the party’s secretary.
“On his journey from Imoru to Ifon, the headquarters of the Ose Local Government area, the party scribe was attacked with others over the weekend. On Monday, he died of gunshot wounds.”
“At a time when the party is gearing up for its congress, the party condemns the brutal attack on one of its stalwarts, which resulted in his terrible death.
“The APC-led administration in Ondo State has put a lot of effort into addressing the security problem. The attack on Isibor and others has once again highlighted the need of every stakeholder supporting the State Government’s security strategy to combat all types of criminality.”
“Praying for the peace of his kind spirit, the party expresses its condolences to the Isibor family, his village, and the APC fold in Ose, and indeed, Ondo State, pleading with God to allow us the strength to endure the irreparable loss.”
Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Police Public Relations Officer, claimed he had not been briefed on the subject when called.
By Olutayo Olusanya