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Statement from LP Governorship Aspirant Ogbemudia Bassey Osagie on Election-Related Violence

ByWeb Manager

Dec 4, 2023

Ogbemudia Bassey Osagie, a governorship aspirant under the Labour Party (LP), expresses deep sorrow and concern over the tragic incident of election-related violence that claimed the life of 42-year-old Elizabeth Owie. The recent Nigeria 2023 presidential election, though mostly peaceful, has left the Owie family devastated and mourning the loss of a beloved wife and mother.

Reports indicate that the election, conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), witnessed moments of violence leading to unfortunate casualties. Elizabeth Owie, a resident of Ogheghe community in Ikpoba Okha LGA, Benin City, Edo State, went to cast her vote on February 25, but tragically did not return home alive as she was struck and killed by a bullet from unidentified gunmen.

In a heartfelt statement, her husband, Owie Osadebamwen, recounts the harrowing incident, shedding light on the profound impact it has had on their family. Elizabeth, a mother of three boys, was a vibrant and cherished member of her community, and her untimely demise has left her family grappling with profound grief.

Ogbemudia Bassey Osagie expresses his sincere condolences to the Owie family and the entire community affected by this senseless act of violence. He condemns any form of violence that disrupts the democratic process and calls for a thorough investigation to ensure that those responsible for this tragic incident are brought to justice.

“As we mourn the loss of Elizabeth Owie, we must also reflect on the broader implications of election-related violence. The sanctity of the electoral process must be upheld, and the lives of innocent citizens should never be sacrificed in the pursuit of political goals. My deepest sympathies go out to the Owie family, and I stand with them during this difficult time,” Osagie expressed.

The LP governorship aspirant emphasizes the need for increased security measures during elections to protect the lives of voters and ensure a peaceful democratic process. He urges the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding Elizabeth Owie’s death thoroughly and implement measures to prevent a recurrence of such tragic incidents in future elections.

Osagie reassures the Owie family and the people of Edo State of his commitment to advocating for improved security and promoting a democratic process free from violence and intimidation.

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