The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi has expressed shock over the death of the Labour Party (LP)’s Women Leader in Kaura Local GovernmentArea, Kaduna State, Mrs Victoria Chintex, describing the development as a huge loss.
“I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, the Labour Party’s women leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Her death is a huge loss to her immediate and extended family, and to our Labour Party. She lives on in our hearts,” he tweeted on Tuesday, hours after the news broke.
“Her killing, and the loss of many innocent lives across the nation to gunmen and terrorists, are the reason why I must prioritize the war against insecurity as my first task in the office. We must not allow the waste of human lives in Nigeria under any guise.
“May the soul of the Late Mrs Victoria Chintex rest in perfect peace! My sincere condolence to her family.”
Late Chintex, was murdered in cold blood by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen reportedly stormed her residence on the night of Monday, 28 November, 2022, and shot her dead while her husband sustained gunshot injuries on his leg.
The Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Zone 3, Kaduna State, Edward Simon Buju, confirmed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, 29 November, 2022.
The statement read: “The Southern Kaduna(Zone 3) Labour party family, commiserate with the Chairman and exco’s of Kaura local government Labour party over the untimely demised of our Mother, Sister, Mrs Victoria Chimtex Woman leader, Kaura local government whose sad event took place yesterday by some unknown gunmen in her resident in kaura.
“It saddens our hearts that such an industrious, hard working and dedicated woman leader was kill when the families of Labour party from the local government, Zonal and the state needed her the most at this critical times that Nigerians are quest for a new Nigeria through Labour party.
“Similarly the Zonal leadership of Labour party in Zone 3, are bereaved at this moment, we are calling on all the members of Labour party from each polling units, wards , local government, Zonal, state and the National, to pray along with us at this critical time.
“More so as we awaits the burial plans by the family, the Zone 3 Labour party will make her self available and render her supports to our member, whose time was cut short to sympathize with the people of Kaura local government, Labour party and the entire family she left behind.
“On behalf of our Labour party Presidential Candidate, H.E Peter Obi, Our Gubernatorial Candidate for Labour Party Kaduna State, Hon Jonathan Asake, The Senatorial Candidate for Labour party Zone 3, Engr Dr Mike Ayuba Auta, call on the people of Kaura local government Party faithful, to be law abiding as vengeance is of the lord. Do accept our condolences as we pray along with the family. May her soul continue to rest in peace.”