Akarachi Amadi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru federal constituency, has condemned the killing of Prince Iheme in Imo state.
Prince, who is the elder brother to Osita Iheme, was killed by gunmen said to be enforcing the sit-at-home order in the state on Friday.
The attackers also inflicted matchet cuts on Martins Eke, the state commissioner for solid minerals, in the process.
In a statement by Irobi Darlington, his media aide, Amadi said the incident is “highly regrettable”.
The politician said the shooting occurred during his rally in Mbaitoli LGA of the state.
Amadi described Prince as a strong supporter of the APC and sent his condolences to his family.
He also wished the commissioner injured during the attack quick recovery.
“It is with the deepest knowledge of regrets, sense of personal loss and concern, we write to condemn the ugly incident that occurred today at Amawuihe Autonomous community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area,” the statement reads.
“The information of the sporadic shooting at Amawuihe Ubomiri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area that claimed the life of an APC strong supporter, Prince Chidi Iheme, while we were at Egbeada Community canvassing for votes is quite regrettable.
“We also decry the deadly attack on the state commissioner for Solid Minerals, Hon Martin Eke, who was riding in the same vehicle with Prince Iheme.
“While condemning the act, we deeply sympathize with the Iheme family of Amawuihe Autonomous Community and ask God to show them the mercy of comfort to bear this irreparable loss.
“We also wish Hon Eke speedy recovery as we will do everything possible to assist him comeback to his feet as quickly as possible.”
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