Ex-Oshodi PDP Chieftain Shot Dead For Defecting To APC

Report revealed that an influential area boy in Oshodi, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, popularly called Baba Esi was shot dead on Thursday at Oshodi by unidentified gunmen, for allegedly decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Baba Esi, whose real name is Ismail, was a staunch supporter of PDP in Oshodi and was largely credited with the victory recorded by the PDP in Oshodi-Isolo where the party’s candidate won the House of Representatives seat, before he defected to the APC a few days ago.

He was said to have visited the Ikoyi home of a top APC chieftain in Lagos on Wednesday on invitation where he was persuaded to decamp to the APC.

To demonstrate his affiliation with his new party, APC, he allegedly mobilised his supporters for a rally on Thursday at Oshodi. Some of his supporters were said to be unhappy with his move and did not join the rally.

Different acccounts of how and why he was killed dominated discussions at gatherings on Thursday at Oshodi which was thrown into confusion when news of his murder was made known.

One version of the story had it that Baba Esi was killed by his colleagues who felt betrayed by his decision to defect to the APC.

His colleagues allegedly accused him of not carrying them along in his decision to defect to the APC.


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