Unionist Unity candidate Nigel Lutton said he has full confidence in the investigation into his father’s IRA murder.
The Historical Enquiries Team is currently looking into the case of RUC reservist Eric Lutton’s killing in 1979.
DUP MP David Simpson made claims in Parliament some time ago that linked Nigel Lutton’s fellow Mid Ulster by-election candidate Francie Molloy to the murder.
Mr Molloy, of Sinn Fein, has always strenuously denied these and has since asked Mr Simpson to make the same allegations outside the confines of Parliamentary privilege.
Speaking in a live webchat with News Letter readers on Friday, Nigel Lutton said the murder of his father had a massive effect on his life.
“It made me want to ensure no one ever had to go through what my family went through again,” he said. “That’s why I have dedicated a large part of my life to working with victims. I worked for the WAVE Trauma Centre for several years which deals with victims from all sections of our community.
“I have always said that hatred can destroy a victim. I don’t seek revenge. I seek justice. There is a big difference. I want to play my part in the healing process which needs to take place in our country on all sides of the community.
“Victims should not just be part of our past they should be part of the future.”