Former Minister of State for Defence, who is now one of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants, Musiliu Obanikoro, has condemned in strong terms, the murder of Sikiru Ogboye, a party supporter allegedly killed by All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs in Lagos.
Ogboye, an electoral agent of the PDP in Lagos State was shot dead on Sunday afternoon while monitoring the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC).
In a statement issued on Monday by Ohimai Amaize, his Special Adviser on Media Strategy, Obanikoro described the cold-blooded murder of Ogboye in broad daylight as callous, barbaric and a crime against humanity that must not go unpunished.
According to the statement, “One wonders why the APC in Lagos State has become so desperate and intolerant, even when it is clear that they have become very unpopular and the people of Lagos State have rejected them.
“The PDP as a peace loving party believes in the ability of the Nigerian Police to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens. This reckless act of Stone Age savagery by APC hoodlums in Lagos State must be swiftly contained by our law enforcement agencies.
“A situation where the APC is allowed to run riot and reduce Lagos State to a theatre of bloodshed and war, simply because they hope to win elections at all costs, will not be tolerated by Lagosians”, Obanikoro said.