Mixed Reactions Trail APC Chieftain's Death
There have been reactions and mixed reactions since unidentified gunmen reportedly killed the treasurer of the All Progressives Congress, Moses Adeoye, in Ekiti State.
Reports indicate that Adeoye was murdered on Wednesday evening at his residence in Otun, Moba local government area of the state.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer Caleb Ikechukwu, said the police is investigating the matter.
He said: “The state police headquarters is aware of it already and we have started our investigation to make sure, we apprehend all the perpetrators of this act.
“We commiserate with his family and assure the people of Ekiti state that the police is on top of this matter.”
The deceased was the immediate past APC chairman of Moba local government area and State Treasurer of the APC.
The state chapter of the APC has expressed shock at the killing of the members of the State Working Committee (SWC).
The APC Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ade Ajayi, disclosed that the state exco had paid a condolence visit to the family of Adeoye.
Ajayi in a statement on Thursday said the state APC Chairman, Mr. Paul Omotoso, described Adeoye as responsible, honest, committed party man praying that such an incident would not happen again.
Ajayi also quoted Omotoso as describing the killing of the treasurer as a “terrible blow” to Governor Kayode Fayemi, APC, party members and the Moba people.
The APC Chairman in Moba council area, Mr. Femi Adeyeye, described the incident as a “rude shock” to all party members and people of the community.
Adeyeye urged the state government and the party not to forget the family of the slain Adeoye.
The APC delegation from the state exco also paid a condolence visit to the Oore of Moba land, Oba James Adedapo Popoola, in his palace in Otun-Ekiti, on the killing of the party leader.
Omotoso urged the monarch to take solace in God on the loss of a prominent son of the community saying the party would do everything possible to bring the killers to book.
Oba Popoola thanked the APC leaders for the visit noting that the incident has created an injury in the hearts of the people of the town that would take time to heal.