Kazim Ali, head of the National Road Transport Workers’ Union in the Isokan Local Government Area, Osun State, was killed by a group of as yet unidentified assailants.
Ali, who is also said to be the leader of the local government’s All-Progressive Congress, was reportedly shot dead by assailants in Apomu on Saturday night.
The attackers are said to have followed Alli, who allegedly drove his car to the Oka Alfa area, where he was shot dead by gunmen traveling in two vehicles.
Yemisi Oparola, a spokesperson for Osun Police Headquarters, could not be reached to confirm the incident.
However, a media adviser to Osun APC chairman Kola Olabisi, in a statement obtained in Osogbo, acknowledged the incident but condemned the murder of the party leader.
The statement which said the “APC chairman, Gboyega Famodun, was disturbed, stated that the killing of the 48-year-old APC chieftain, Kazeem Alli popularly known as Kekere Pasuma, from Ward 6 who performed actively during the last governorship election, was wicked, callous and highly condemnable.
“It was gathered that some gunmen allegedly sponsored by some stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday killed the APC chieftain.”