By Samuel Faleye, Akure
A faction of the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has called on the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Mr. Idris Ibrahim to take over investigation into the murder of a chieftain, Mr. Niyi Pirisola by unknown gunmen last Friday. A former chairman of Okitipupa Local Government area of the state, Pirisola was attacked and killed in cold blood by hired assailants who reportedly stormed his residence in Okitipupa town at about 3.00 am on the fateful day.
A statement issued in Akure, by the factional Director of Media and Publicity, Yemi Akintomide, frowned at the murder of the politician whom many described as humane, gentle and down to earth.
It said, “We urge the IGP to personally swing into action by commencing full investigation into this killing and ensure the perpetrators are brought to book within the shortest possible time, while the law take a full course on the sad incident.
“We as a political party, decry and condemn in it totality, this kind of politics with bitterness where our brilliant and versatile hands will be cut down in their prime, when the state and Nigeria need them mostly.
“We pray for the family left behind by the departed soul to seek solace in God, for continue guidance, protection and better living conditions in the absence of their breadwinner”
Akintomide also extended the warm greetings and condolence of the candidate of the party, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim (CFR) to the immediate family of late Pirisola, his political associates, business partners, the people of Ikale land and the entire state.
“Our flag bearer, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, who is currently in mourning mood, appealed for fellow party people to embrace peace before, during and after the governorship poll, as no development can take place in an atmosphere violence and rancour.”
Ibrahim, who hails from same Okitipupa council area as the deceased, prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed soul, and for God to give the family, the people of Ikale land, the party political family and the entire state the fortitude to bear this irreparable lost.