Gunmen believed to be assassins on Friday night reportedly killed Bunmi Ojo, an ally of Segun Oni, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti state.
Ojo was said to have been shot dead in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, around 8:30pm.
Eyewitness told newsmen that he was he was trailed to a viewing center where he went to watch football.
“He was trailed to a viewing centre along Adebayo road, here in Ado-Ekiti. The match between Leicester and Manchester United was ongoing then,” the eyewitness said.
“Immediately they identified him, his killers opened fire on him.”
A witness said the vehicle which the assailants brought was parked in front of the viewing centre.
“They sped off after confirming that he had died,” the witness told TheCable.
Oni was the runner-up in the exercise won by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state.
Meanwhile, Caleb Ikechukwu, spokesman the Ekiti police command was unable to confirm the incident.
The deceased served as personal assistant to Oni when he was governor of the state between 2007 and 2010.
He was also actively involved in Oni’s bid to lead the state again.