….sends condolences to Akeredolu, Catholic Church, people of Owo
The APC Senatorial Candidate for the Ondo South Senatorial District Jimoh Ibrahim, has sent his condolences to Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and comiserated with the entire Owo kingdom over the senseless attack and killing of worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo on Sunday, the 5th June, 2022.
The condolence message was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Strategic Communication, Jimoh Ibrahim Senatorial Campaign Organisation,issued in Akure.
According to the statement, bandits who attacked the Catholic congregation used explosives in the attack and followed up by shooting indiscriminately into the congregation.
Jimoh Ibrahim, who is the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Senatorial Candidate for Ondo South Senatorial District noted with regret that the attackers have polluted the air of tranquility that Ondo state had been identified with.
The billionaire businessman expressed confidence in the administration of Governor Akeredolu to bring the perpetrators to justice and sustain the peace the state had been enjoying over the years.
He also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the traditional ruler of Owo kingdom, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye (III), the Catholic Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Rt. Revd. Jude Arogundade, the entire congregation of St. Francis Catholic, Owo and the bereaved families who loss their love ones in the attack.
According to him, “At a time when we are about to celebrate 0% crime rate in Ondo state, the Owo incident today is a serious set back to human security. Be assured that the perpetrators will be brought to book. Accept my condolences, Your Excellency.
“My believe is that there is no justifiable reason for this deadly attack on innocent worshippers who were killed in the course of freely practicing their religion as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Governor Akeredolu, the chief mourner, who coincidentally hails from Owo town; and has been in the fore front of waging war against banditry, herdsmen attack, restructuring, resource control, power rotation, restriction on open grazing and state police, must be heavy disturbed by this evil killings.
“The Governor Akeredolu success story on regional security outfit, Amotekun, can not be overemphasised, as he recorded tremedious success in crime reduction especially in Ondo State.
“God in His infinite mercy shall crown Your Excellency effort on providing security for the people, a resounding victory over banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and senseless killings of this nature,”Jimoh Ibrahim stated.