PresidentMuhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to arrest the killers of the Enugu East Labour Party’s senatorial candidate, Oyibo Chukwu.
While condemning the killing, Buhari said the culprits had no respect for human life and dignity, and “deserve the wrath of natural and divine justice.”
In a statement on Friday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, titled ‘President Buhari condemns killing of Oyibo Chukwu, LPs senatorial candidate in Enugu’, Buhari said he “believes that the perpetrators of this ignoble act, in Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, have no respect for human life and dignity, and therefore deserve the wrath of natural and divine justice.”
The president also affirmed his avowed commitment to an election that is devoid of violence and rancour.
He reminded all political actors that it is the choice of the electorate that counts, and therefore all eligible Nigerians should boldly exercise their civic rights without any fear of intimidation.
Buhari also commiserated with the families of the victims, the Nigerian Bar Association and the LP even as he prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and comfort for those who mourn.