Omo-Agege slams stabbing of APC faithful over Buhari’s victory

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie has condemned what he described as the barbaric stabbing of an All Progressives Congress loyalist in Delta State for allegedly celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral victory at the Electoral Tribunal on Thursday.

While noting such vicious resort to self-help can never reverse the Peoples Democratic Party’s () electoral and judicial losses to the ruling APC, said the supporter’s alleged vicious stabbing of a Buhari loyalist is condemnable and must be thoroughly investigated by the police.

Expressing shock and dismay over wide media reports a member allegedly stabbed an APC member who was celebrating President Buhari’s Thursday judicial victory in Effurun, Delta state, Senator decried the use of violence in politics, stressing the police and all political parties in should further ensure measures to tackle the menace.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, Senator Omo-Agege noted reports of the ugly incident indicate the police have already started looking into the matter and urged his constituents in Delta Central Senatorial district to keep calm and cooperate with the law agents investigating the matter.

“Even though our party, APC and President Muhammadu Buhari had a decisive populist electoral victory, as respecters of the law and democracy, we submitted ourselves to the judicial process and again, achieved incontrovertible victory.

“It is alarming to hear that, last Thursday when all Nigerians who respect the laws of the were applauding the judicial triumph, someone from the other party took the loss so badly and allegedly took the laws into his own hands in such barbaric manner by attacking an APC loyalist with a broken bottle and almost snuffed out a in the process.

“Again, I urge the police to ensure thorough investigation and prosecution as deemed necessary in the eyes of the law; our society must not condone such violence and all political parties have a duty to help give their members the orientation of due respect for the law.

“It is futile for anyone to hope that such barbaric reaction can help reverse an overwhelming electoral and judicial loss,” he stated.