Bunmi Ojo, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has been reportedly shot dead in Ado, the capital of Ekiti State.
Ojo was said to have been killed by unknown gunmen who stormed a viewing centre located at Adeyinka Adebayo Area, along Ekiti State University Road, where he went to see an EPL match which commenced yesterday.
Information gathered by NIGERIA NEWS revealed that late Ojo until his death represents Ekiti as a federal commissioner in the board of Federal Character Commision (FCC).
Bunmi Ojo was also disclosed to have served as a personal assistant to the former governor of the state, Segun Oni.
Commiserating with the families and friends of the deceased, the newly elected governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said: “This is a sad development that should not be allowed to go away without getting to the root of this killing,” “but then the public must give security agencies chance to do their job to get to the root of this sad development.”
“Also, security agencies are enjoined to swing into action to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime to check the activities of criminals in Ekiti State.”
Also, the APC chapter in the state has condemned the killing of Ojo as it noted that his death may be connected to his political activities.
The party stressed that it would ensure that those who carried out the act are found and brought to book.
This was relayed in a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosunwho described the deceased as a lovable individual.
In the words of Olatunbosun, “Those who knew Bunmi Ojo could not but liked him, he was an easy-going and upright politician, who cultivated friendship in both high and low places, which endeared him to many people.”
He further urged security operatives to ensure that all those who partook in the act are nabbed in order to face the wrath of the law.
Quoting Olatubosun, “His killing cannot be far from political machinations, we will not rest until the assailants are fished out. This is a test for the police and other security operatives in the state.”