The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha has decried the unfortunate death of the Action Alliance (AA) Senatorial Candidate for Okigwe Senatorial District in the 2019 elections, Hon Ndubuisi Emenike.
KanyiDaily had reported that Emenike was killed by an alleged accidental discharge by his supposed security aide and personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Sydney Ogudoro.
In a statement by his media aide, Jones Fcc Onwuasoanya, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Okorocha described Emenike as “a son with enormous leadership and entrepreneurial potentials.”
Okorocha stated this when the commandant-general of the NSCDC, CG Abdullahi Gana, paid him a condolence visit in Abuja.
He said the death of Emenike is “a huge loss to Nigeria and the entire Africa, because the young man possessed great potentials and a beautiful heart that would have made the world a better place.”
The statement further quoted the public relations officer of the NSCDC, DCC Okeh Emmanuel, as saying that the CG assured the Imo West senator (Okorocha) and the entire people of the state that the organisation would take decisive and uncompromising action against the officer who fired the shot that killed the vibrant young politician.
The commandant-general also reportedly ordered immediate ban on public display of firearms by its personnel at public gatherings.
He further reportedly declared it an offence for any arms bearing personnel of the NSCDC to be seen within 50 metres at any public gathering.
The NSCDC boss ordered all state commandants of the corps to ensure full compliance with the directive.
The CG revealed that he would soon pay a condolence visit to the family of the slain politician, who has been described as a philanthropist in Imo and Lagos state in order to convey the agency’s deep condolences and regrets.
Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, the commander-general of the NSCDC, has said that the death of Emenike was both unfortunate and sad.
Hon. Ndubuisi Emenike’s killing is coming less than two months, his fellow contender in the 2019 election, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu slumped and died while taking his bath at his Abuja residence.