The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has condemned the reported assassination of the Principal Private Secretary to Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, saying it raises a lot of questions, especially coming shortly after the yet-to-be-resolved ramming of the Governor's convoy by a tipper truck that claimed the lives of three journalists and a driver.
In a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the killing of Comrade Oyerinde is also another indication of the growing state of anarchy across the country, to which the PDP-federal government has no answer.
It said if someone as close to the Governor as his Private Secretary can be so mindlessly killed in cold blood, shortly after what now seems to be a failed attempt on the Governor's life when the truck rammed his convoy, one cannot but be concerned about the safety of the Governor himself.
The party said its concerns and suspicions on the spate of attacks directed at the Governor stemmed from the fact that many high profile assassination cases in the country have remained unresolved - a pointer to the fact that such killings might not have been due to mere happenstance.
"Take the case of Chief Bola Ige who, as a sitting Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, was so easily mowed down, and yet the killers have not been brought to justice. Isn't it clear that the only reason the assassination has yet to be resolved is because of the calibre of those who may have orchestrated the killing?
"Then of course the assassinations of Harry Marshall, Aminasoari Dikibo and Funsho Williams, just to name a few, have remained unresolved many years on. This is why we are compelled to cry out now, to warn those who are seemingly targeting Gov. Oshiomhole to desist. After all, there is no indication yet that the 'nest of killers' has been dismantled," ACN said.
The party said it is becoming increasingly clear to the PDP that it will be hard for it to win any fresh election, considering the worsening insecurity of lives and property in the country, the rising unemployment and the mindless looting of the national treasury under the party's watch, and the cluelessness of those in charge of the country's affairs.