Nweke said this in a statement in Enugu on Thursday, while reacting to the killings of Mr Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party candidate for Enugu East senatorial candidate and eight others.
Nweke said he was stunned and deeply saddened by the news of the murder of Chukwu and several others in a gruesome attack on Wednesday night by Amechi junction in Enugu.
He said, “We also received reports of a similar attack on a campaign vehicle of the People’s Democratic Party, leaving one person dead.
“I condemn these heinous acts and send my condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
“No ambition is worth the life of any individual, and our politics must evolve past this insatiable thirst for power and violence has no place in 21st century democracy.
“These violent attacks leave deep scars on our growing democracy and seek to undermine the importance of the 2023 general elections by instilling fear in the hearts of our people”.
The APGA candidate encouraged Enugu people and indeed, Nigerians to stay calm and urge the authorities to speedily move forward with a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to book.
“Our security agencies must also intensify measures to forestall further attacks and ensure that Nigerians – politicians and electorates alike, are protected throughout the elections.
These are trying times, and we must keep praying for our state and our nation,” he said. (NAN)