Gunmen Assassinate APC Leader After He Vowed To Contest Congress In His State

Gunmen Assassinate APC Leader After He Vowed To Contest Congress In His State

  • The APC in Bayelsa state has lost one of its vibrant and outspoken factional leaders, Sunday Frank-Oputu,
  • Frank-Oputu was killed in his residence on Tuesday, April 26, by some gunmen believed to be hired assassins
  • The deceased will always be remembered for questioning the legality of APC's congresses at all levels in the state

Yenagoa, Bayelsa - Sunday Frank-Oputu, a factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, has been assassinated by a gang of gunmen.

The Nation gathered that Frank-Oputu, a native of the Igbomotoru community in the Southern Ijaw local government area, was killed on the night of Tuesday, April 26, at his residence, Yenezue-gene, Yenagoa.

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The APC factional leader was killed in his house (Photo: All Progressives Congress)
Source: Twitter

The newspaper reports that the assassins allegedly shot him dead through his window which was open for ventilation as there was no electric power supply in his neighbourhood.

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Frank-Oputu was one of those who contested the legality of the recently conducted ward, local, and state congresses of the APC in a Bayelsa high court.

He vehemently condemned and follow up the attack on a high court where the presiding Judge, Justice Nayai Aganaba, was stoned with plastic bottles.

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Meanwhile, bandits had attacked villages in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State killing locals and the APC Ward chairman of Aribi Ward, Mr.Iliya Auta.

Sources said the gunmen attacked on Monday night, April 26, killed several residents and injured many.

A source who pleaded anonymity appealed to the government to come to their aid as bandits have taken over their villages.

The source said:

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"The gunmen also kidnapped people and rustled animals. One of those killed was a local chieftain of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Aribi Ward, Iliya Auta.”

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Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, April 14, while declaring to contest for president in the 2023 general election, Bello pledged to provide credible leadership devoid of sentiments, negative emotions and vested interest.


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