The Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has disclosed that a member of the State Executive Committee had been killed in Imoru community, Ose Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased, identified as Bamidele Isibor, was shot by bandits on Saturday while going to Ifon from Imoru, where he had gone for a political matter. He later passed away on Monday.
The party’s state Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaiye, who revealed this in a statement, said 62-year-old Isibor died as a result of the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack.
The statement read: “The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress regrets strongly the death of one of its members, Hon. Bamidele Emmanuel Isibor. He was 62 years old.
“Until his demise, Hon. Isibor, a retired top civil servant, and father of five, was a member of the State Executive Committee of the party.
“He was a dependable ally, and deeply committed to the development of APC, particularly in Ose Local Government area, where he was the party’s secretary.
“The party scribe was attacked over the weekend, in company of others, on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government area. He died of gunshot wounds on Monday.
“The party condemns the violent attack on its stalwart which led to his painful exit, at the time the party is warming up for its congress.
“Security challenge has been a major focus of the APC-led government in Ondo State, for which so much has been done. The attack on Isibor and others has again underscored the need for every stakeholder to support the security initiative of the State Government to stamp out all forms of criminality.
“Praying for the repose of his gentle soul, the party condole with the Isibor family, his community, and the APC fold in Ose, and indeed, Ondo State, asking God to grant us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”