The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Akinwupnmi Ambode has expressed his devastation at the death of Olu of Epe’s son, Kunle Adewale, and five others in a boat mishap today while returning from their polling unit in a riverine area of Epe. Until his death, Kunle was a Director in the Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The monarch’s son, a local government chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Muiz Bello and four others had gone to cast their votes for the All Progressives Congress when their boat capsized on their way back.
“It is a really sad day for the entire Epe town. I am devastated by this loss of Kunle. I saw Kunle this morning, so this is a real shock to me. On behalf of my family, my campaign team and myself, I commiserate with His Royal Majesty, Olu of Epe, Oba Shefiu Adewale, the family of Muiz Bello, the Mogaji family and the other families who have lost loved ones in this unfortunate occurrence. I pray God grants them the strength to bear this loss and that souls of our loved to rest in peace.
Ambode also expressed utter dissatisfaction at the news of electoral violence that has led to deaths across the country. There have been reports of two INEC officials and some voters killed in Gombe; scores of APC members and a Soldier shot and killed in Rivers state as well as incidents of violence in Borno and Yobe states.
“These reports of killings are really disturbing and completely unacceptable”. Ambode extended his condolences to the families stating that they are “heroes who died for the cause of rescuing the Nation”.