A chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao has called on Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde to urgently take result-oriented steps towards curbing the cases of killings and kidnapping in the state
The grassroot politician said that the Governor is not taking any serious actions to stop the high rate of Insecurity in the state..
He warned Makinde against turning deaf ears on the advice of the elders in the state
It will be recalled that eminent individuals like ex-governor Also Akala has urged Makinde to convene a council of State meeting on security situation in Nigeria
Alao said, “Makinde should blame Sunday Igboho less over what happened in Igangan and listen to voices of reasoning as insecurity in Oyo State has reached a boiling point.
“Our governor did not take any serious actions on the crimes of gruesome killing, kidnapping, raping, among others, going on in Ibarapa land until Sunday Igboho stormed the place, only for the governor to wake from his slumber and made a hasty broadcast that is capable of worsening the situation. What kind of an administration is that?
“It is Engr Makinde that should desist from running a close-ended kind of government where he always thinks he and his clique have the best ideas. He should listen to the leaders of thoughts across all shades of opinion(s), particularly those of local security and militant groups as Comrade Adesina Akinpelu, Sunday Igboho, Baba Olororo in Ona-Ara, among others, judging from the near total lack of competence and experience of the governor in public service understanding. His Excellency, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Governor of Oyo State, has said it all that Governor Makinde needs help, particularly in the area of maintenance of law and order, urging him to call the Council of State meeting comprising all former governors and other stakeholders, which he has not convened since he became the governor of the state.
“Your Excellency, be truthful, open, transparent and carry relevant people along properly in the affairs of Oyo State. This is not the time to feel that “It’s our government.” That line of thought is crude and counter-productive.
“When a sitting governor sees himself and his incompetent team as all-in-all and maintains a hardliner posture jettisoning all voices of reasoning, it is then we will have at hand the kind of present situation of security in Oyo State, a state almost leading to insurrection where there is a legitimate duly elected government. Street urchins and hoodlums have taken over Oyo State, Ibadan in particular. Nothing can make this happen than the incompetence of the government of the day.