The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State Thursday condemned the killing of its member, Sunday Frank-Oputu, by yet-to-identified gunmen at his Yenagoa residence on Tuesday night.
The party in a statement titled, ‘Bayelsa APC condemns murder of its member’, issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, said that no level of disagreement or conflict could justify the murder of anyone by another human being.
“Only God gives life, and since human beings are not God, no one, no matter the level of anger or bitterness, should take the life of another human being”, he said.
The APC urged the police and other security agencies to do everything within their powers to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime were arrested and brought to book without delay.
The party expressed condolences to the family of the deceased, and prayed God to comfort them while granting the soul of the late Frank-Oputu rest.
The APC frowned at some media reports which had made certain political insinuations about the party chieftain’s murder, saying the police should be allowed to do its job.
“At this stage, no one can say for sure whether the murder was political or not until the police concludes its investigation into the matter,” the party’s spokesperson stated.
The party said at the time of his death, the late Frank-Oputu had no case in court against the APC. It recalled that shortly after the election of the incumbent State Executive Committee, the deceased approached the Bayelsa State High to challenge the election but voluntarily withdrew the case late 2021.