The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the post-election violence in Kogi State that led to the death of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader, Salome Abuh.
Political thugs said to be members of the APC, allegedly set the house where Abuh was sleeping ablaze on Monday and she was burnt beyond recognition.
According to police in the state, the alleged APC thugs were on a reprisal attack over the death of one of their members allegedly killed by a PDP member.
In a statement on Wednesday by its national spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC condemned the alleged act that also led to the destruction of property in the state.
The statement read, “The party condoles with the family of the deceased and others affected by the post-election violence.
“While the Kogi police command says the killing was as a result of a reprisal attack, we urge the Kogi people to ensure this does not escalate. We are aware that the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has already directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators.
“The APC abhors violence and other criminalities which sadly continue to plague our electioneering process. We urge partisans to see the election as a democratic contest and not a do or die affair that we pay with our lives. We pray that the culprits are caught and the full weight of the law is brought to bear on them.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has advised partisans that are not satisfied with the results of governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states to seek redress in court and shun violence. We must all heed this call.”