Saraki flays attack on home of CUPP’s spokesman, Ugochinyere
Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the attack by gunmen on the home of Ikenga Ugochinyere, the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), in Akokwa, Ideato Local council of Imo State.
A statement signed by the Head, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office, Abuja, Yusuph Olaniyonu, noted that while media reports stated that the compound was set ablaze and some residents shot, leading to the death of Ugochinyere’s uncle, the situation, which looked like a targeted attack on the home of a candidate in the coming elections, was a sad commentary on the nation’s democracy.
“Coming a few weeks to the general elections and given the recent experiences of the CUPP spokesman and House of Representatives candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ugochinyere, there is the general belief that the attack is politically motivated and those, who want to return the nation’s democracy to the dark era are at work.”
Calling on the security agencies in Imo to get to the root of the attack and unveil the perpetrators and their sponsors, Saraki added: “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.
“The security agencies and the government of Imo must reassure our people that such uncivilised 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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