Gunmen shot a Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state and a member of the state Executive Committee of the party, Honourable Bamidele Emmanuel Isibor and kidnapped three other occupants of the vehicle along lfon highway in Ose council area of the state.
Aged 62, and a father of five, Isibor, in company of three others were attacked by five armed men on their way to Ifon from a church program in Imoru, Ose council area in the state.
The party’s chieftain was said to have died after he was rushed to the hospital by sympathisers.
A statement by the state chapter of the party signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaye, confirmed that the late party chieftain died of gunshot wounds.
The statement reads “the late Party chieftain was attacked over the weekend, in company of others, on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government area in the state.
“The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets strongly the death of one of its members, Hon. Bamidele Emmanuel Isibor. He was 62 years old.”
“Until his demise, Hon. Isibor, a retired top civil servant, and father of five, was a member of the State Executive Committee of the party.”
“He was a dependable ally, and deeply committed to the development of APC, particularly in Ose Local Government area, where he was the party’s secretary.”
“The party scribe was attacked over the weekend, in company of others, on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government area. He died of gunshot wounds on Monday.”
“The party condemns the violent attack on it’s stalwart which led to his painful exist, at the time the party is warming up for it’s congress.”
“Security challenge has been a major focus of the APC-led government in Ondo State, for which so much has been done. “The attack on Isibor and others has again underscored the need for every stakeholder to support the security initiative of the State Government to stamp out all forms of criminality.”
Kalejaye who prayed for the repose of his soul said that “the party condole with the Isibor family, his community, and the APC fold in Ose, and indeed, Ondo state, asking God to grant us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
The three other kidnapped victims are said to have been released after their family members paid ransom demanded by their abductors.