These are not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress as they are not only losing their members to other political parties but ultimately to death.

While the APC are yet to recover from the death of Matthew Achigbe who was the party chairman in Cross Rivers State, unknown assailants have killed a chieftain of the party in the Federal Capital Territory, Pastor Benjamin Imeogu.

It was gathered that the attackers also injured his wife and their three children, who were present at the time the deceased was murdered.

Imeogu, who was the Chairman of the APC panel on the conduct of the National Assembly primaries in the FCT, was reportedly shot five times on the chest at close range along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Abuja, around 9.30pm on Thursday.

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It was gathered that the wife of the deceased and one of their sons were critically injured as they also received gunshots with bullets piercing their stomachs. The other two children escaped with minor injuries.

Imeogu’s remains have been deposited at the National Hospital’s morgue, while his wife and son are battling for their lives at an undisclosed hospital.

It could not, however, be confirmed whether the attack was connected to the Abuja Municipal Area Council elections in which the deceased actively participated as the Chairman of the electoral committee.


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