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Police Launch Investigation After Campaign Coordinator for Aiyedatiwa Slain by Gunmen

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Afor Kenneth 

The Ondo State Police Command has initiated an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the demise of Mr. Alaba Abe, who served as one of the ward campaign coordinators for Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. 

Abe, affectionately known as Excel, tragically lost his life in Supare Akoko, Akoko South-West Area of the state, reportedly at the hands of unknown assailants on Saturday evening.

The incident occurred shortly after Governor Aiyedatiwa emerged victorious in the All Progressives Congress governorship primary in Ondo State.

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Abe, who also acted as the Returning Officer for the party’s primary in Ward 10, was assassinated in front of his residence around 9 pm on Saturday night.

This incident comes on the heels of the recently conducted APC governorship primary across the 18 local government areas of the state.

When reached for comment on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, affirmed the incident, stating that the command was fully cognizant of the situation and had commenced an investigation into the matter.

The PPRO said, “The command is aware of the incident at Supare; investigation is ongoing to unravel all that happened.”

In a statement released on Sunday, the Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation Foot Soldiers Independent Council (LACO-FSIC) vehemently condemned the tragic incident and called upon the security agencies in the state to conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that those responsible are apprehended and brought to justice.

Mr. David Ajobiewe, the Director-General for LACO-FSIC in Akoko South-West Local Government, expressed profound dismay over the incident, labeling it as a rude shock.

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

Additionally, the Ondo APC Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye, characterized the incident as regrettable and sorrowful.

“It is very sad and unfortunate that one of our party men was killed but we only read about it on social media. The party can’t make any statement until it is properly briefed by the chairman of the local government of the deceased. We can’t be reacting to social media information,” Kalejaiye said.

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