Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:35 pm
Lagos – The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday urged the police hierarchy to investigate the violence that occurred in Ado Ekiti on Sunday in which one life was lost.
In a statement by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said that the call for investigation was with a view to unravelling the cause of the attack.
It said that investigating the violence and punishing those responsible would send a strong signal that the police would not tolerate such acts.
“It will also go a long way in reducing the tension that has been heightened in the state,” the statement said.
The party said that failure to unravel the cause of the violence might send a wrong signal to the people that those paid to protect them were not doing so.
It urged the police to be neutral, professional and above board in the discharge of its duties, especially ahead of the two key elections in Ekiti and Osun.
The party also appealed to its members and supporters in the state to remain calm and ensure that the forthcoming election is conducted in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
The Ekiti governorship election is billed for June 21.