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Insecurity: APC’s Criticisms Inappropriate, Makinde is Faultless — PDP Group

A group within the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo PDP-Visionaries, has described the series of attack on Seyi Makinde by some uncanny elements in the Oyo State Chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) over the problems of insecurity in the State as unbecoming and inappropriate.

The group condemned the venture by the APC entities to link the governor’s reported foreign trip to the insecurity challenges in the nation, and Oyo State, as an attention-seeking measure only meant to further resonate the fact that they are noisemakers.

They further noted that the noise being directed by the APC group is pointless since the situation in Oyo is carefully dealt with by the reasonable authorities and that the governor physical absence doesn’t truncate the execution of these duties.

According to the group, Oyo state war against insecurity is a reflection of the general situation in Nigeria, and it is being won due to the strategies and great efforts of the Makinde government.

Qudus Olayide, the group’s lead visioner, in a statement which was made available to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan, revealed that the governor has put in place a solid strategy for the security of the state and that travelling abroad to visit his family, if indeed it is true, after the tough year 2020, should not have been politicised.

According to the group, the report by the APC elements portrayed them unpatriotic noisemakers who want to always propagate bad stories about Oyo to score cheap political points.

It wondered why the APC never hesitates to raise uncorroborated sentiments about issues in the state, asking why it is also always in a hurry to suggest that the Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan is always constitutionally inactive whenever the governor is out of town.

The statement read: “We have watched, for some time, the shenanigans of a group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, which identified itself as The Pacesetter Initiative (TPI). This group of attention-seekers is always in a hurry to seek undue gains from politicising governance issues in the state.

“While we would like to sympathise with them, knowing them as leeches and parasitic losers looking for attention to retain the undue positions they have attained through sycophancy to the immediate past governor of the state, we would like to state that the attack on Governor Makinde is unpatriotic and uncharitable.

“These elements said in their statement that they did not have an official confirmation on the governor’s overseas trip but still went ahead to insinuate that the governor sneaked out without following constitutional procedure and that he did so at a time the state is facing insecurity.

“Though we should not have dignified the inane statement with a response, it is important to ask the sponsors of the statement whether or not the governor is allowed by law to travel. If he is, does his travel either within or outside the country affect the efforts of security agencies, who are saddled with maintaining peace and order?

“For the umpteenth time, we would like to point out that Governor Makinde has put in place a solid architecture for the security of the state. This architecture brought about improved security in the state until a general breakdown in the security of the entire country, which came as a result of the failure and ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

“Today, the rapidity of responses from the state-backed Operation Burst and the Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Operation Amotekun has helped in stemming the tide of insecurity.

“But instead of allowing the Amotekun to do its job, the APC elements are terrified that the hoodlums and bandits they are banking on to rubbish the Makinde government will soon be unearthed and so they are already jittery and only resorting to infantile attacks to cover their shame.”

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