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Obi condemns killing of LP chieftain in Abia, calls for arrest of culprits



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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25th presidential election, has condemned in totality the gruesome murder and beheading of a chieftain of the Labour Party, Zachary Maduka, in Abia State.

Obi, who stated that he was away in Bangladesh when the “despicable” act occurred, in a condolence message to the bereaved family on X, called on the Governor of Abia State, Gov. Alex Otti, “to rid Abia of all forms of criminality to ensure that this type of hateful, dastardly act does not go unpunished.”

Furthermore, he pledged his support for the bereaved family and called on all and sundry “to be there for the family.”

It will be recalled that the Chronicle of Nigeria reported that Maduka was beheaded by yet-to-be identified gunmen at his residence in Abia.

Obi’s message on X reads, “I have been away to Bangladesh for an international engagement only to arrive home this morning to receive with shock and pain the very sad and ugly news of the beheading of a Labour Party Chieftain in Abia State, Zachary Maduka.

“I condole his immediate family, Governor Alex Otti, the good people of Abia, and the Labour Party family.

“Such a despicable act remains condemned in all its ramifications. I sincerely appeal to Governor Otti, in line with my avowed commitment to rid Abia of all forms of criminality, to ensure that this type of hateful, dastardly act does not go unpunished.

“I am sure the governor and the government of Abia will be there for the family, and so will all of us, the extended family members.

“May God Almighty grant him eternal rest.”