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Saraki Reacts To Attack On Country Home Of CUPP Spokesperson


Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has condemned the attack on the country home of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Ugochinyere.

Naija News reports that Saraki in a statement issued from his media office on Sunday described the incidence as unfortunate, adding that the attack is a wrong signals with just weeks to the general election.

The former Senate President, who described the attack as a sad commentary on the nation’s democracy, alleged that the attack was deliberately targeted at Ugochinyere.

Naija News reported on Saturday that unknown gunmen attacked the country home of Ugochinyere, killing three persons and injuring others.

Naija News understands that the yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate’s residence at about 3:00 pm, opening fire on anything in sight.

The gunmen, who are alleged to have been sent by political opponents, also set ablaze vehicles parked in the compound.

One of the person’s killed is said to be an uncle to Ugochinyere.

Ugochinyere, candidate of the PDP for Ideato Federal Constituency, had reportedly escaped assassination about a month ago when some yet-to-be-arrested gunmen carried out an attack on his convoy.

However in his reaction to the sad incident, Saraki submitted that “Coming a few weeks to the general elections and given the recent experiences of the CUPP spokesman and House of Representatives candidate of our great party, the PDP, Ikenga Ugochinyere, there is the general belief that the attack is politically motivated and that those who want to return the nation’s democracy to the dark era are at work.

“I call on the security agencies in Imo State to ensure they get to the bottom of these attacks and unveil the perpetrators and their sponsors while also ensuring they face the wrath of the law.

“Such criminal acts if not properly investigated and pursued conclusively not only send wrong signals about the coming elections to the local and international communities, it also encouraged other evil minds to repeat such unlawful acts.

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“The security agencies and the government of Imo State must reassure our people that such uncivilized acts of arson, murder, disturbance of public peace, and invasion of privacy have no place in a decent society like ours and they must be strongly deterred.”

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