Some gunmen have shot dead Olawuyi Willy Ayegoro, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and staunch supporter of Kayode Fayemi, the party's guber candidate, in Ekiti state.
He was reportedly shot in the head at Atikankan area of the state capital on Wednesday night. An eyewitness said the killers immediately fled the scene on a motorcycle.
Caleb Ikechukwu, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state Command, has said he has not been briefed about the incident.
APC, in a statement by Taiwo Olatunbosun, its Publicity Secretary, said the state was sliding into a “murderous era years of political killings”.
The party said the killing came hours after an early morning gun attack on the hotel owned by a former APC governorship aspirant, Dr. Wole Oluyede, in Ikere-Ekiti by suspected thugs, who were allegedly heard by a night guard raining curses on him and threatening to destroy his hotel .
“The assailants didn’t leave the hotel premises until they destroyed the billboard Oluyede donated to APC governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to be followed in the night by gun attack on Willy, who was confirmed dead at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
“We call on the security agencies to investigate these incidents to get to the root of the matter and bring the perpetrators to justice.
“But we warn that our party will not be intimidated by all these violent attacks to cow our members. We say no to needless bloodletting .
“Ekiti people in the last three years have been able to know who loves them between our candidate, Dr Kayemi, and Governor Ayodele Fayose.
“Ekiti people have made up their minds to vote against an oppressive system run by Fayose and there is no amount of intimidation that will distract APC from ensuring that Ekiti people have a peaceful election that will return our candidate as governor so that our people can return to the peace and security they enjoyed during Fayemi’s first term between 2010 and 2014.''