A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State identified as Kazeem Kekere has been killed by gunmen in Apomu, Isokan Local Government Area of the state.
Kazeem, who is also the Branch Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Apomu headquarters of Isokan LGA, was shot dead at weekend.
It was learned that he used his position to canvass support for the APC during the gubernatorial election and allegedly deprived other political parties avenues to use vehicles in his garage.
A source in the community told our correspondent that Kazeem was killed having being trailed to a spot in the community.
The source said, “He was killed around 8 and 9pm between Oke-Alfa and Timberland area, at the stream in the area. He was pursued to the spot by two vehicles. The cars trailed him to the point where his car was waylaid and he was killed.”
Confirming the incident, the Isokan Local Government Secretary, Tajudeen Bello, said: “Alhaji Kazeem was killed by gunmen yesterday night.
“He played major role during 2022 Osun state governorship election. As a chairman of NURTW, he directed all his members to vote for APC and threatened that anybody who voted for the PDP would be dealt with as long as he was the chairman.
“He was reported at the palace and he stood by his words.”
Similarly, the APC chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun through his media aide, Kola Olabisi confirmed the incident to The Nation.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Police command is yet to react to the incident as of the time of filing this report