The leadership of the All Progressive Congress led-administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on all Nigerians, especially leaders to stop playing politics with the murder of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunri.

 

The Presidency on Monday night issued a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu, who said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s thoughts and prayers were with the family over the ugly incident.

 

He further stated that, though her death is tragic and regrettable, but politicizing it will not help the unity of the Nigeria as a Country.

 

The Presidency, however expressed reservations over comments being made by some Nigerian leaders  over the incident, saying the issue was being politicized.

 

He however called on all Nigerians to work together to fight insecurity as a national problem.

 

“The Presidency has noted public concerns on the unfortunate attack leading to the death of the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

 

“The President has already issued a statement expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs Funke Olakunri and followed up with a telephone call.

 

“The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has in addition, paid a visit to the grieving family in Akure, Ondo State.

 

“Her death is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

 

“It is incumbent on all leaders across the country to consider their language and its potential consequences.

 

“Insecurity is an issue that Nigeria must face together as one united nation, he said.

 

“Times of tragedy like this are not the time for politics. It reveals only disrespect for the departed and her family. And we hope that those who stand in positions of influence recognize and understand this.”

 

There has been an outpouring of anger and condemnation over the murder of Mrs Olakunri, with many blaming it on the seeming inaction of President Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the country.