Ekiti Govt Decries Killing of Ex-Gov Oni’s Aide  

………….Charges Security Agencies To Fish Out Killers

The government of Ekiti State has condemned the murder of Mr. Bunmi Ojo, a

former Personal Assistant to ex-Deputy National Chairman of the All

Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni, charging police and

other security agencies to fish out his killers and bring them to



In a statement issued on Saturday, the state government condoled with the families, friends and political associates of the deceased, praying that God in His infinite mercies

will console and uphold his wife and children.


“The manner in which Bunmi Ojo, a commissioner in the Federal

Character Commission and strong ally of Chief Segun Oni was killed is

a demonstration of the extent some devilish people can go to settle

scores with their fellow men and the security agencies must not add

this gruesome murder to the diary of unresolved murders in Nigeria.


On the part of the government, all necessary assistance will be

provided for the security agencies to aide thorough investigation of

the murder and arrest of the perpetrators,” the government said.


The State government, which called for vigilance among residents of

the State, lamented that the peace enjoyed in the State since Governor

Ayodele Fayose assumed office on October 16, 2014 had been shattered

since May this year that the APC returned with its do-or-die politics.


“The State was peaceful until May 5, 2018 when members of the APC

openly disrupted the party’s primary election, with gunshots. This was

after Olalekan Taiwo, aide of one of the APC governorship aspirant, Dr

Oluwole Oluleye had been shot on May 4.


“The violence at the APC primaries was followed up by the shootings at

the party secretariat during a reception organized for Dr. Kayode

Fayemi, which left Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and six others injured as

well as invasion of the State with thugs during the July 14

governorship election.


“It has therefore become necessary for Ekiti people to be vigilant

especially now that the political environment is expected to be

confronted with the case filed by Chief Segun Oni against Dr. Fayemi,

challenging his eligibility to contest the APC primary as well as the

petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof.

Kolapo Olusola at the Tribunal.”