Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and a stalwart of Action Congress in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, on Thursday, described the death of former Anambra State deputy governor, Dr. Chudi Nwike, as “shocking and sad”.
Until his death last Sunday, Nwike, was the National Vice-Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the South East.
He had been in kidnappers’ captivity for several days before his body was recovered on Sunday in Alizomor near Agbor, the headquarters of Ika South Local Government of Delta State,
Aregbesola said the continued success of criminal gangs in whatever shade was capable of putting fears in the minds of the citizens, “jeopardising our freedom and putting democracy at grave risk.”
He said, “The dastardly act must receive its just recompense of reward. I am hereby imploring the law enforcement agencies to fish out the killers of Dr. Nwike, bring them to justice and establish deterrence in the land.
“His killing without cause, in spite of several appeals to his abductors to release him, is condemnable and a new low in the display of utter disregard for human life by the outlaws who have positioned themselves to amass wealth by kidnapping innocent people and placing ransom on their heads.”
Nwoye, on his part, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to resign immediately.
Nwoye declared that Jonathan’s resignation from office had become necessary, “since he lacks the capacity to tackle the alarming insecurity threat in the land.”
Speaking in Enugu, the ACN stalwart blamed the level of insecurity in Nigeria on bad governance of the Peoples Democratic Party and the President’s leadership style.
He said, “Since it has now become obvious that the PDP-led federal government is yet to find solution or take any decisive action on the problem, the only way out would be for it to give way for another government.”
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