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PDP Primaries: Reactions As ‘Tompolo’ Is Killed In Bayelsa



Reactions have continued to trail the killing of one Michael Isaiah alias Tompolo during the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogbia, Bayelsa State.

BIGPENNGR.COM gathers the said Tompolo was shot dead after violence broke out at the venue of the House of Assembly primaries of the party in Ogbia constituency 1, Ogbia Local Government Area of the State.

It was learnt that the incident in Ogbia occurred at the headquarters of the constituency in Ogbia town during an argument over the authenticity of the delegate list.

Multiple report says it was at the middle of the argument that gunmen invaded the council secretariat venue of the primaries and shot dead the PDP supporter.

The shooting caused pandemonium as delegates, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), party members and journalists scampered for safety.

Reacting to the development, a leading aspirant for the Ogbia Federal Constituency ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Iworiso-Markson, condemned the murder of said Michael Isaiah.Iworiso-Markson in a statement released and sent to Newspot in Yenagoa, said the killing of Isaiah was barbaric and sad, stating that nobody’s life is worth taking for any political office.

He called on security agents to go after the killers and their desperate sponsors, insisting that those responsible must not go unpunished.

The former Commissioner for Information while expressing deep sadness over the incident, commiserated with the family of the deceased and assured them that justice will be served in the matter.

According to him “violence is not our culture. Personally I do not subscribe to violence. That is why all through my consultations and reaching out with stakeholders and delegates I made it clear that I will not do anything to undermine the peace and unity in Ogbia.

“It is indeed very sad and I call on security agents to do everything possible to arrest and prosecute those behind it. I also sympathize with the bereaved families over this unavoidable loss.”


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