An electoral agent of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, was allegedly shot dead at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos, yesterday, during the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters’ Card, PVC, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The deceased, identified as Sikiru Ogboye, was allegedly shot dead at Oriledu, Ibeju Lekki, by suspected thugs while he was monitoring the PVC distribution.
According to Vanguard
The incident was reported at Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, following which the culprits were reportedly arrested.
A chieftain of PDP in the state, Chief Bode Oyedele, condemned the killing and blamed the All ProgressivesCongress, APC, for the incident.
It was learned that a governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC, (name withheld) was being questioned by the police in connection with the killing.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Aderanti, confirmed last night that the APC governorship aspirant was being questioned over the incident, saying a pump action gun was found in his car.
“It is true; I warned earlier that anybody, no matter how lowly or highly placed, found with illegally acquired weapon must answer for it. The man needs to tell us what he was doing with a pump action found in his car and if his explanations are not satisfactory, we’ll take him to court."
Reacting to the development, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation said in a statement:
“An electoral agent of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State has been shot dead, Sunday afternoon, while monitoring the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC). Mr. Sikiru Ogboye, a PDP Agent, was shot dead, allegedly on the orders of a chieftain of the All People’s Congress (APC) by suspected thugs, while he monitored the PVC Distribution exercise