A supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Michael Isaiah fondly known as Tompolo has been killed.
Tompolo was killed during the primary election of the party in Ogbia.
A leading aspirant for the Ogbia Federal Constituency ticket of the PDP, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, confirmed the incident to newsmen.
Iworiso-Markson in a statement described the killing of Isaiah as barbaric and sad, adding that nobody’s life is worth taking for any political office.
He called on security agents to go after the killers and their desperate sponsors, insisting that those responsible must not go unpunished.
According to him, “violence is not our culture. Personally I do not subscribe to violence. That is why all through my consultations and reaching out with stakeholders and delegates I made it clear that I will not do anything to undermine the peace and unity in Ogbia.
“It is indeed very sad and I call on security agents to do everything possible to arrest and prosecute those behind it. I also sympathize with the bereaved families over this unavoidable loss.”