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Outrage over security challenges in Osun as ‘top’ APC group writes Oyetola




There may be nervousness amongst folks in Osun State over the deteriorating safety within the State, as actions of hoodlums, thugs, miscreants, cultists, have been on the rise.


This enchancment has provoked bitterness among the many members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who confirmed dissatisfaction on the Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s dealing with of safety within the state.

The Osun Progressives (TOP), a number one group in APC has now despatched a letter to Oyetola.

The group within the letter obtained by the workplace of the governor on Friday, April 9, described as deteriorating, the safety situation within the State.

DAILY POST remembers that incidents of violence and cult clashes have been reported in elements of Osogbo in the previous few months.

Assaults on Governor Oyetola

At 2020 crossover celebration organised by the state authorities, some suspected thugs disrupted the occasion – throwing stones in the direction of the course of dignitaries together with the governor, his spouse, Kafayat Oyetola, and Chief of Employees to the Governor, Dr Charles Akinola.

The occasion, which was held on the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, ended abruptly some minutes to 1am.

Consequently, throughout the EndSARS protest whereas the governor was addressing protesters in Osogbo, Oyetola was saved by his safety males throughout the “assassination try” on his life at Ola-Iya in Osogbo.

DAILY POST in the meantime, reported a faceoff between the governor’s convoy and a infamous thug, Kazeem Oyewale popularly known as, ‘Asiri Eniba’ on Sunday January 17 at Outdated storage in Osogbo which has triggered an uproar within the state.

Letter to the Governor

“We have to placed on document that you just, because the then Chief of Employees, described by your predecessor because the “engine room” of his administration was a part of what led to that success. It’s nevertheless disturbing that the actions of hoodlums, thugs, miscreants, cultists and so forth, have been on the rise of latest,” the group famous.

Signed by the chairman and secretary of the group, Isa Adesiji Azeez and Sodiq Olajide Maruf respectively, they recalled that Osun state had constantly been ranked throughout the first three positions in Nigeria since 2017 in peace index by the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

“As members of the celebration in energy, we’re disturbed that the Governor has been subjected to direct assaults on a few occasions, which have been able to not simply harming him however might declare his life. We should placed on document the heroic efforts of the Governor’s private safety workforce in keeping off such offensives, however we’re of the opinion that the gargantuan safety architectureof the Governor might do higher by being proactive and forestall such ugly incidents.

“We deliver to the discover of the Governor, the latest kidnapping incidents in Iwaraja and Ibokun areas of the State, cult assaults within the core a part of Osogbo which has rendered residents helpless, and the ugly killing of six members of a household at a Fulani settlement beside Wasinmi village, alongside “Ikire/ladan expressway. This has had some corrosive results on the lives of the individuals who at all times assume they will fall asleep with their two eyes closed.

“The March twenty eighth assault on the Private Assistant to your predecessor who’s the present Minister of Inside, Mr. Olateju Adunni provides us purpose to really feel unhappy and we’re afraid of what could also be coming. By his account, which we imagine your honour should have learn, he doclared it was an assassination try on him as declared by the assailants themselves.

“The curious subject in his narration was that the venue of the assault was populated by APC stunts and members who have been invited to have a good time the birthday of an honourable member: So, the entire occasion, the celebration and the assault was that of APC.

“What might have provoked it? Have we gotten to some extent in APC whereby variations will probably be settled by assassination? If we do that to ourselves, who says the opposition PDP can not Jatched onto it and take care of us severely? We seek advice from some intra APC assaults that has occurred in latest occasions and we marvel if we now have morality to nonetheless seek advice from the PDP because the nest of killers, that we use to explain them.

“It’s these darkish spots in our state safety, hitherto referred to as the haven of peace that we wish to humbly request your honour’s fast response that can return us to our prime notch peace state of affairs. We’re approaching elections and insecurity will probably be a problem tough to include if we don’t nip these seemingly little issues within the bud.

“We advise that it is going to be essential to make sure that the safety breaches are investigated and perpetrators delivered to guide in order to forestall a repeat. The case of Olateju will probably be ok a case examine to make use of in that regard,” the letter acknowledged.

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