*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
APC stalwarts has been reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ondo.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng gathered that some unknown gunmen have shot dead a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), along Ifon town, in Ose Local Government part of Ondo State.
The deceased Dele Isibor has been reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen on his way from Imoru to Ifon.
The development was conveyed through a press statement issued and signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Alex Kalejaye, made available to Pressmen on Tuesday.
The statement revealed that the party’s secretary in Ose Local Government Area of the state was attacked by some gunmen over the weekend but eventually gave up the ghost on Monday.
The statement reads inter alia: “The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets strongly the death of one of its members, Hon. Dele Isibor. Until his demise, Hon. Isibor was a member of the State Executive Committee of the party.
“He was a dependable ally, and deeply committed to the development of APC, particularly in Ose Local Government area, where he was the party’s secretary.
“The party scribe was attacked over the weekend, in company of others, on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government area. He died of gunshot wounds on Monday.
“The party condemns the violent attack on it’s stalwart which led to his painful exist, at the time the party is warming up for it’s congress.”
Moreover, the party called on the people of the state to support the state-owned security network(Amotekun) for proper safeguard of life and property across the 18 local government areas of the state.
“Security challenge has been a major focus of the APC-led government in Ondo State, for which so much has been done. The attack on Isibor and others has again underscored the need for every stakeholder to support the security initiative of the State Government to stamp out all forms of criminality.
The concluding parts of the Statement stated that “Praying for the repose of his gentle soul, the party condole with the Isibor family, his community, and the APC fold in Ose, and indeed, Ondo State, asking God to grant us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,”.