The All Progressives Congress (APC) says those who killed Salome Abuh, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi state, must face justice.
Suspected hoodlums burnt Abuh alive at her residence on Monday. Some persons had blamed this on supporters of the ruling party.
But in a statement on Wednesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the party abhors violence and criminality.
He also condoled with the family of the deceased and all those affected by the post-election violence.
“The APC condemns the post-election violence reported in Kogi State which led to the death of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader, Salome Abuh and destruction of property in the state,” he said.
“The party condoles with the family of the deceased and others affected by the post-election violence.
“While the Kogi police command says the killing was as a result of a reprisal attack, we urge the Kogi people to ensure this does not escalate. We are aware that the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has already directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators.
“The APC abhors violence and other criminalities which sadly continue to plague our electioneering process. We urge partisans to see election as a democratic contest and not a do or die affair that we pay with our lives.
“We pray that the culprits are caught and the full weight of the law is brought to bear on them.”
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