The Presidency on Thursday listed those assassinated during the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration.
Lauretta Onochie, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media, urging Nigerians not to return the country to the reign of PDP in 2019, listed names of notable individuals assassinated between 1999-2014.
Onochie also noted that under the APC administration, the Nigeria Police had secured more arrest of kidnap kingpins than under the PDP.
She stated this in a post on her official Facebook page titled “Some Assassination and unresolved murders during the dark years of PDP ‘1999-2014’
The post read: “While many kidnap kingpins have been busted by men of the Nigerian Police and alleged suspects of murder cases arrested and arraigned before court of competent jurisdiction under the three years of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), that cannot be said to have occurred under the 16 years of PDP led government.
NOTABLE ASSASSINATIONS BETWEEN 1999 – 2014:
“The late Bola Ige, a former Attorney General of the Federation was shot dead in his bedroom in Bodija, Ibadan on December 23, 2001.
“Similarly, Chief Aminasaoari Dikibo, PDP Deputy National Chairman was ambushed near Asaba in daylight and was murdered in October 22, 2004.
“The gruesome cold blood murder of Dr. Harry Marshal on March 05, 2003,
“Janet Oladape, PDP leader in Odigbo LGA clubbed to death by gunmen on August 13, 2002.
“Alhaji Ahmed Pategi, Kwara State Chairman, PDP, murdered at Aiyetoro, in Kogi State, on the 15th of August, 2002.
“Barnabas Igwe, Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and his wife, Abigail Igwe, murdered on the 1st of September, 2002.
“Victor Nwankwo, younger brother of Arthur Nwankwo, founder, Eastern Mandate Union (EMU) assassinated on August 29, 2001.
“Momoh Lawal, relation of Akaaba, former Chairman, Okene LGA in Kogi killed on March 5, 2001.
“Odunayo Olagbaju, member, Osun House of Assembly, killed in Ile-Ife on December 21, 2001.
“Chimere Ikoku, former Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, was killed in his residence in on 20th of October 2002.
“Dele Arojo, PDP guber aspirant, was killed by unknown assailants in Lagos on November 25, 2002.
“In February, 2003, Chief Ogbonnaya Uche, All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) senatorial candidate in Imo State was assassinated.
“Theodore Agwatu, Principal Secretary to the Governor of Imo State, was killed in February 2003.
“Mrs. Emily Omope, an Alliance for Democracy (AD) Woman Leader died in March, 2003 at University College Hospital, Ibadan after an acid attack in December, 2002 by unknown persons.
“In February 2003, Ogbonnaya Uche, ANPP senatorial candidate for Orlu was killed in his home residence by unknown gunmen. Killers are yet to be found till date.
“Andrew Agom, A member of PDP Board of Trustees and former boss of Nigeria Airways, was also killed on March 4, 2004. Agom was on the entourage of the former Benue State governor, Senator George Akume, when he was killed.
“Death moved to the South West on May 15, 2005 with the murder of leading financier of Oronmiyan Group, a socio-political organization, Alabi Okoju, at Gbongan, Osun State by assassins.
“In July 2006, Lagos PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Funsho Williams was killed at his Dolphin Estate home in Ikoyi.
“Former World Bank consultant and PDP guber aspirant in Ekiti State, Dr. Ayo Daramola, was also murdered in 2006.
“Kehinde Fasubaa, a look a-like twin brother of Taye Fasuba, then Ado-Ekiti LG Chairman was killed on January 03, 2009. Taye Fasuba himself escaped death in 2004.
“Dipo Dina, fell to the bullets of assassins On Monday, January 25, 2010 around Covenant University, Ota. The late Dina was defunct Action Congress (AC) gubernatorial candidate in 2007.
“JOURNALISTS WERE NOT SPARED:
Unlike now that we are all free to tweet nonsense at President Muhammadu Buhari, in the years under review, your freedom to life as a journalist, after excising your freedom of speech was not guaranteed. –
“Godwin Agbroko, Chairman, ThisDay Editorial Board was assassinated on December 22, 2006.
“Another ThisDay journalist, Abayomi Ogundeji, was murdered on August 17, 2008.
“Bayo Ohu of Guardian Newspapers was shot dead on a Sunday, September 20, 2009 by a gang of 5 men and a woman in his home in Egbeda, Lagos. Bayo Ohu was working on the certificate forgery story of former Customs Controller General, Abdullahi Dikko before his murder.
“Igwe Nwankwo was shot dead on February 15, 2000 in Anambra State.
“Nicholas Okhuakhua was shot dead in June 2000, in Lagos.Mohammed Shuaibu was shot dead in September 2000, in Lagos.
“Obatou Mumbo was shot dead on October 17, 2000 in Onitsha.Idowu Braimoh was shot dead on November 5, 2000 in Ondo State.
“Joseph Osayande was shot dead on December 4, 2000 in Benin State.Chief Layi Balogun was shot dead on December 10, 2000.
“Monday Ndor was shot dead on August 19, 2001, at Port Harcourt.Onyebuchi Ede was shot dead on August 23, 2001 in Ebonyi.
“Chibueze Idah was shot on August 23, 2001, in Ebonyi. Ogbonna Odimbaiwe was shot on August 23, 2001, in Ebonyi Shot.
“Ifeanyi Nnaji was shot on August 23, 2001 in Ebonyi. Odunayo Olagbaju was shot on December 20, 2001 in Ife, Osun State.
“Eyo Eyo was shot on April 2002, in Calabar.Ifeanyi Igbokwe was shot on April 18, 2002 in Lagos.
“Musa Dayo was shot on May 9, 2002 in Bauchi State.Christopher Ogbonna was shot on May 26, 2002.
“Maria-Theresa Nsa was shot on June 11, 2002 in Cross River State.Chief and Mrs. Barnabas Igwe were shot on September 1, 2002 in Onitsha, Anambra State.
“Ogbonnaya Uche was shot on February 8, 2003 in Owerri, Imo State capital.Theodore Agwatu was shot on February 22, 2003 in Owerri.
“Marshal Harry was shot on March 5, 2003 in Abuja.Bala Mai-Haice was shot on March 17, 2003.
“Ajibola Olanipekun was shot on June 21, 2003 in Ibadan.“Dikibo was shot on February 6, 2004, in Delta State.
“Lateef Olaniyan was shot on July 16, 2005 at his Ibadan residence.Peter Eboigbe was shot on August 11, 2005, in Benin, the Edo State capital and there is more.
“We don’t WANT to go back to a period of blood orgy. God bless Nigerians.”