The Abia State governor Alex Otti paid a condolence visit to the family of the Labour Party chieftain, Mr Maduka Zachery, who was beheaded by gunmen at Umuchioke-Ezieke, Akpukpa, Uturu in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at the deceased’s residence during the visit, Otti regretted the unfortunate incident and urged the bereaved family to take heart.
He said that the deceased was a committed party man, adding that the loss was not just that of the immediate family but to the party and the entire state.
The governor assured that all involved in the killing of the deceased must be brought to book and directed security agents in the state to fish out the culprits.
The state’s chief executive, who noted that it is not easy to endure such a tragic death however pointed out that no one can reverse what has happened and prayed to God to console the immediate family, the Labour Party family, and the people of the state.
The governor, who signed the condolence register on arrival was accompanied on the visit by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu, and his justice counterpart, Barr Ikechukwu Uwanna, the second Deputy Chairman of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Nelson Nmerengwa among other top government officials.
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