Nigerians React As Gunmen Attack Imo, Kill Labour Party Candidate

Nigerians React As Gunmen Attack Imo, Kill Labour Party Candidate

  • Nigerians are unhappy as the Labour party lost another member who is also a 2023 general election candidate
  • According to report, the deceased candidate was killed by gunmen who attacked his home and set it ablaze
  • Also, the rampaging gunmen were said to have also visited houses of other politicians but did not meet them at home

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Nigerians are really unhappy with the killing of a Labour Party candiodate in Imo state.

Recall that gunmen on Friday, December 16, reportedly killed the party’s candidate for Onuimo local government area, Christopher Elehu.

Another labour party canddate dies
Gunmen kill Labour party candidate. Photo credit: Nigeria police
Source: Twitter

According to reports, after killing the house of Assembly candidate, they visited the houses of other politicians in the area but they did not meet them.

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media rare now callin for a stop to the killings. According to them, the southeast should not allow some disgruntled elements to distablise the southeast region.

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Some supporters of Peter Obi of Labour Party also said that such actions are capable of undermining Obi's chances in his home region.

Going further, they urged the police to fish out the killers of the politician.

Here are some reactions from Nigerians.

Chinwe Ulunna

"When did politics get to this level? Oh, I weep for my country."

Prince Auwal

"Southeast of today is no longer the East I know before. May God almighty restore peace in Nigeria and Africa as a whole."

Uchechukwu Anolue

"Over two hours and police and vigilante were nowhere to be found? Hmm."

2023 Election: Names of powerful churches Peter Obi has attended since he joined Labour Party earlier reported that Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has been seen in many church programmes since he emerged as the party's presidential candidate.

Even Ifeanyi Okowa, the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, has accused Peter Obi of dragging the church into politics.

Valentine Obienyem, Peter Obi's spokesperson debunked the claim, noting that ex-Anambra governor attends all functions based on invitation, including church programmes.

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On Wednesday, December 14, a former minister of state for Health Architect Gabriel Aduku said the north cannot afford to make a wrong decision in electing the next president in 2023.

Speaking at a summit organised by the Centre for Northern Awareness and Development (CENAD) in Abuja, Aduku said Nigeria needs a true leader that will work for the people and reposition the country.

The minister stated:

“We as Northerners must love ourselves as brothers and sisters."


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