Posted by Timige, On 13 Nov, 2023 | Updated On 14 Nov, 2023 No Comments »
The Senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Ubah, has condemned the murder of the Young Progressives Party Chairman of Nanka Ward 1 in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Joe Mohale.
The Anambra YPP also condemned the killing while calling on the police, the Department of State Service, and other relevant security agencies to swing into action and apprehend those behind the killing.
This was made known in separate press statements issued on Monday by Kamen Ogbonna, Head, Media and Strategic Communications to Ubah, and the state chairman of the YPP, Moses Obi.
Mohale was shot dead on Saturday by yet-to-be-identified persons after he organised a meeting between the House of Representatives member representing Orumba North/Orumba South Federal Constituency, Chinwe Nnabuife and her Nanka constituency members.
The YPP statement read, “It is quite an unfortunate and condemnable barbaric act to take innocent lives because of a rerun ordered for a few political units. The innocent victim has done no evil other than supporting a candidate of his party and choice.
“While we send our condolences to his immediate family and the entire YPP family, we pray for the repose of his soul.
“We call on the Police, the DSS and other relevant security agencies to urgently swing into action and unravel the perpetrators and the sponsors of this heinous and brutal murder of our fellow comrade.
“The blood of the slain innocent man cries for justice and the accomplices of the dastardly act must be brought to books. Democracy must thrive; the choice of the masses must not be trampled upon.”
Ubah, while condoling with the wife and family members of the deceased, prayed that God grants him eternal rest.
He said, “We condemn in strong terms this unfortunate incident, which, if not checked, will assume another dimension. It’s also uncalled for that anyone would threaten the YPP candidate for the rerun election in the Federal Constituency
“It’s unfortunate that those thugs that called the deceased a ‘saboteur’ while carrying out the dastardly act, are the real saboteurs of the Nanka people’s right to freedom of association, belief and the other basic tenets freely exercised in all democratic societies.
“This gruesome killing has indeed drawn us back to the dark days of thuggery and maiming that the state witnessed in the era of the PDP in Anambra State, spanning from 1999-2006, which must not be allowed to resurface.
“This unfortunate incident has indeed thrown Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s supporters in the state into deep mourning, but we are not deterred as we will follow every legitimate means, to seek justice for the deceased, our hero, who was murdered in active service.”
The senator, who said he has also commiserated with the family of the deceased, added that he will take full responsibility for the burial while also catering to the welfare of his immediate family left behind, including his only child, Ifeanyichukwu, a three-year-old boy.
“We call on all our supporters in Nanka to remain calm and be rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in getting to the root of this dastardly act and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
“We also call on the security agencies to ensure that those who committed this heinous crime against humanity as well as their sponsors are arrested to face the full wrath of the law,” he added.
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