The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the killing of the House of Assembly candidate for Onuimo LGA in Imo State, Hon Christopher Eleghu.
Adadareporters.com Friday reported that the deceased was shot dead by yet-to-be-identified men Thursday night in his house. His assailants also burnt his house.
Peter Obi expressed his sadness over Eleghu’s killing via his verified Twitter handle. He tweeted, “I am deeply disturbed by the evidently targeted killing of the Labour Party State House of Assembly candidate for Onuimo LGA in Imo State, Hon Christopher Eleghu, at his home. His house and cars were reportedly set ablaze.
“I condemn these heinous acts in the strongest possible terms. Such acts violate our spirit of security, civility and the recently signed Peace Accord.
“Federal and state security agencies must work assiduously to uncover those behind this killing.”
Eleghu’s killing occurred ten days after the killing of the Labour Party House of Assembly candidate for Okigwe LGA of Imo State, Hon Chukwunonye Irouno.