Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has condemned killings going on in the country, asking the Unknown Gunmen and other killer squads to stop bloodletting, adding, the time is now for the healing of the country.
Peter Obi stated this yesterday while reacting to the shooting and burning alive the Labour Party Enugu East Senatorial Candidate, Barrister Oyibo Chukwu and five others in Amechi area of Enugu State on Wednesday evening.
“I received with deep shock and sadness, the news of the painful killing of Barrister Oyibo Chukwu, the Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party, for Enugu East Senatorial Zone.
“I strongly condemn the killing of Barrister Chukwu in all its entirety. Human lives must remain precious, irrespective of political affiliation.
“The mindless bloodletting that occurs in the nation is beyond depressing. We must not continue to toe this dangerous path.
“Enough of the killings, now is time for healing.
“I sincerely condole with the bereaved family, the Enugu East Senatorial Zone and our dear Labour Party family, for this painful loss.
“I call on the law enforcement agents to fish out and bring to book, the perpetrators of this crime, and ensure that Nigerians freely exercise their civic duties without intimidation”, Peter Obi said.
Unknown Gunmen also on Wednesday attacked the campaign convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Oforchukwu Egbo.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Eke-Otu in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of the state.
The Unknown Gunmen killed the driver of one of the buses in the convoy.
His body, according to videos posted online, was burnt alongside the vehicle.