Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has condemned what he calls the “targeted killing” of Christopher Eleghu, the party’s Imo State house of assembly candidate.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident in a tweet on Friday, Obi tasked security agencies to work assiduously to uncover those behind the killing of the politician.
“I am deeply disturbed by the evidently targeted killing of the Labour Party State House of Assembly candidate for Onuimo LGA in Imo State, Hon. Christopher Eleghu at his home. His house and cars were reportedly set ablaze,” Obi tweeted late Friday.
“I condemn these heinous acts in the strongest possible terms. Such acts violate our spirit of security, civility, and the recently signed Peace Accord. Federal and State security agencies must work assiduously to uncover those behind this killing.”
Eleghu was assassinated in his home in the early hours of Friday, with the attackers incinerating his vehicle and other belongings.
I am deeply disturbed by the evidently targeted killing of the Labour Party State House of Assembly Candidate for Onuimo LGA in Imo state, Hon. Christopher Eleghu at his home. His house and cars were reportedly set ablaze.
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) December 16, 2022
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