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Late Mrs. Chintex

Peter Obi laments killing of Labour Party women leader in Kaduna; Commentators link death to politics

Mr. Peter Obi , Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate
Late Mrs. Chintex

Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate for the 2023 general elections has expressed shock at the brutal killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, the Party’s Women Leader in Kaura, Kaduna State.

Mr. Obi, in a tweet, stressed that such senseless loss of innocent lives across the country was why he must prioritize the war against insecurity as his first task in office as President of Nigeria.

This is as there has been outrage across the country concerning the murder of Mrs. Chintex by as yet unidentified gunmen, with several people linking her death to her political activism and strong support for the Peter Obi/Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed Presidential ticket.

Baba-Ahmed is from Kaduna State and the Labour Party is said to be rapidly gaining ground in the state.

Mr. Obi, in his tweet, said: “I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, the Labour Party’s women leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, by yet to be identified gunmen. Her death is a huge loss to her immediate and extended family, and to our Labour Party. She lives on in our hearts.”

Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, said further: “Her killing, and the loss of many innocent lives across the nation to gunmen and terrorists, are the reason why I must prioritize the war against insecurity as my first task in office. We must not allow the waste of human lives in Nigeria under any guise.

“May the soul of Late Mrs. Victoria Chintex rest in perfect peace. My sincere condolence to her family. –PO.”

Lamenting the killing of the Women leader and grassroots mobilizer, a twitter user, @JaypeeGeneral tweeted: “It is heartbreaking to hear (of) the killing of the Kaduna Labour Party Women Leader in her home last night! The party they mocked has suddenly become their greatest nightmare! Why killing innocent people? WHY? May God console her family and loved ones. May her soul rest in peace.”

Among several other commentators on different platforms, another twitter user @ugolinze123 wrote: “What kind of a do or die politics do Nigeria(ns) practice like this…so this woman is dead cus of politics..God console the family….”

“Heartless people..” @Olamide8890, another twitter user wrote, while yet another mourner  @Tea61192972 tweeted:

“Hell Rufai kaduna state..wicked yeye state governor.”

When contacted on telephone for his comments on the incident, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, snapped that he did not know what we were talking about, insisting that we should contact the Police.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, could not be reached as at press time.

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