An Ondo state chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olumide Odimayo has been found dead in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state.
Odimayo, popularly called Londoner, had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his hometown of Igbotu last week Thursday.
According to Vanguard, news of his death was confirmed by some local vigilante members who said his body was found near Ogolo River, between Sabomi and Igbotu, where he was kidnapped.
The state’s APC spokesman, Abayomi Adesanya, has expressed his shock at the turn of events, saying, “The tragic death of Mr. Olumide Odimayo is a rude shock to us in the party because this is someone who came from London and started the struggle with us.
“I can’t get myself as I am speaking with you. Although, our party members have been sending their condolences to his family but his death is very painful to us all.”
Odimayo failed in his campaign to win the APC ticket for his constituency’s House of Assembly seat in 2015.