PDP calls for investigation over Killing of Adamawa Spokesperson

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for a full scale investigation of the murder of its Spokesperson in Adamawa state by some gunmen. Mr. Mr. Sam Zadock, who was murdered by some gunmen, was the PDP State Publicity Secretary in Adamawa.

However, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party lamented what it described as the spate of bloodletting under the All Progressives Congress, APC led government and called on the security agencies to launch a full scale investigation into the cases.

PDP also urged all its members across the country and especially in Adamawa state to remain calm, saying the leadership of the party is in continuous engagement with the security agencies to ensure that justice is done in the matter.

The statement reads thus: The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the gruesome murder of our Adamawa State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sam Zadock by gunmen.

This killing of our spokesperson, who is known for his patriotism, dedication to national development and pursuit of the revitalization of our repositioned party in that state, must be subjected to full scale investigation, particularly in the face of rising speculations over the circumstances surrounding his murder.

While we appreciate the efforts of the military in its response leading to the arrest of some persons, we reject any attempt to wave off this killing without an exhaustive investigation by relevant security agencies and the report must be made public.

The PDP is particularly appalled by the fact that our nation is failing by the day following the inability of the incompetent APC-led Federal Government to ensure a peaceful Nigeria and to provide adequate security for our citizens.

On daily basis, the nation is inundated by news of gruesome killings and unabating violence across the country, with Nigerians being hacked down or abducted by marauders and insurgents under the inept APC government which has failed to take decisive steps to stem the ugly tide.

Gradually, our nation is being turned into a funeral parlour with bloodletting in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara, Enugu, Kogi, Ebonyi, Edo, Plateau, Nassarawa and other states across the country.

Indeed, we cannot continue to lose our fine, bright and talented citizens to bandits while those vested with the mandate to protect them are more interested in their ill-lucked 2019 re-election.

The national leadership of our party therefore demand an urgent action by the Buhari-led Federal Government to restore peace and end the violence in the land, even as we urge the security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation into the killing of Zadock.

Finally, we call on all our members in Adamawa state and across the country to remain calm as the leadership of the party at the highest level continues to engage the security agencies until we get to the root of the matter.(Vanguard)

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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