The Labour Party (LP), has condemned in strong terms the continuous killings of its members in parts of the country.
Addressing newsmen on Monday in Kaduna, the party’s National Secretary, Umar Farouk Ibrahim Mai Rakumi, lamented the continuous killing of its members, particularly in Kaduna State and called on the ruling party to rise to the occasion and save the lives of innocent Nigerians.
He said, “The spate of the killings of our members is worrisome, I call on the federal government and Kaduna State governments to take proactive measures towards ensuring the protection of its members and Nigerians in general.”
“Our great party has noticed with dismay in recent times, the spate of killings of our party supporters in Kaduna State. Particularly in southern Kaduna which is one of our strongholds and the constituency of our Gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Asake is becoming a source of concern.”
“Just last week our great party lost eight members in Kaura local government and Zangon Kataf Local Government respectively. This series of killing within a short time is highly condemnable and insensitive, especially in this festive period,” he noted.
He also called on the Kaduna State government to put all the mechanisms in motion to apprehend and prosecute those responsible for the criminality.
“The killing of the amiable woman leader of the Labour Party in Kaduna state, Mrs Victoria Chintex is still fresh in our minds and we will follow up with her gruesome murder till the Kaduna State government apprehends the culprits,” he assured.
He opined that the Labour Party views all the killings in its major strongholds in Kaduna State and some parts of the country as a calculated attempt to demoralise supporters in next year’s elections in the country.
“I want to assure the good people of Kaduna State that as the labour party waxes stronger on daily basis, many members of other political parties are dumping their party for the Labour Party because it is the only party that can take Nigerians to greater heights.”