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El-Rufa’i Mourns Campaign Coordinator

Posted: May 1, 2015 at 3:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Juliet Oyoyo, Kaduna


Kaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has urged the people who were present at the burial of his local campaign coordinator, Mr. Markus Ishaya, who was reportedly shot dead last week by unknown assailants in the Jema’a Local Government area of the state not to engage in acts of revenge, but rather follow the rule of law and press the institutions of law-enforcement to do their jobs.

According to his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai said evildoers should not be allowed to derail the civilised values of love and compassion towards all humans.

Aruwan noted that the late Ishaya was el-Rufai’s coordinator in Atuku Ward where he played an active role in the success achieved by All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government.

Represented by his deputy, Bala Barnabas Bantex, el-Rufai said:  “We received the news of Markus’s murder with pain, but we pray that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest.

“Though he was cut in his prime, he exhibited courage, fearlessness and commitment in the struggle for better Nigeria. He resisted injustice and stood firm even in the heat of the general elections.

“Markus did his best to uphold democratic principles. He lived a short life but wrote his name in gold and died upholding the common good.

“What happened is evil and a desecration of human life. We will not relent in demanding justice, not minding how long it will take,” he lamented

The Governor-elect, however, preached for peace and calmness, saying, “Markus lived a worthy life. We will not forget his sacrifice. Our hearty condolences to his immediate family, community and fellow party members”.