The former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ekiti State, Mr. Omolafe Aderiye has been shot dead.
Residents told NaijaOlofofo late evening that Aderiye was killed by unknown gunmen at Ijigbo area in Ado Ekiti.
A source said his assassins dressed in Mobile Police uniform with bulletproof vest came in a white car and immediately opened fire on sighting him.
He died before medical attention could get to him.
Aderiye was a staunch supporter of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, and took active part in his campaign coordination.
The Chief Press Secretary to Fayose, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, confirmed the report last night.
He said, “It is true he was killed today arround 8:30p.m while he was with his friends. He was sprayed from his chest down with a pump action rifle.
“He took effective participation in the coordination of security arrangement during our last campaign. His death is very unfortunate.”
The Ekiti State Police command had yet to confirm the news last night.
Another source said his remains had been deposited in the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital.