Osun State’s All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Governor Ademola Adeleke to stop dismissing the state’s security concerns.
The Party also expressed concern about Osun’s security, particularly before, during, and after the nationwide general elections.
In a statement released by the party’s acting chairman Tajudeen Lawal on Monday, the party also recalled that at least 30 members of the opposition APC were allegedly killed by thugs who were allegedly supported by the PDP (PDP).
The party bemoaned that in the previous week, while insisting that Governor Adeleke is not doing enough to protect residents’ lives and their property,
Two kidnapping incidents specifically took place on Wednesday and Friday along the Osogbo-Ikirun road.
The victims were said to still be held captive as of the time of this statement, with the exception of a woman whose release was obtained by the police on Sunday.
“A compassionate governor would have either denounced the two kidnapping incidents in his region within three days or hurried back from Abuja to serve as the state’s top security official.
It is disappointing that Governor Adeleke, who has been in office for four months, has yet to condemn any of the murders that have occurred during that time.
His management of the Osun affairs has demonstrated that state governance is not a tea party, which is
The acting state APC chairman hinted at the reasons why it is not the best arrangement to turn the state into a training ground for inexperienced managers of people and resources.
Osun APC cited how Governor Adeleke denied being attacked by thugs only for them to be charged in court as evidence for its assertion that thuggery activities were on the rise.
Recall that the Nigeria Police, Osun Command had announced the release of one of the passengers who had been kidnapped on Friday along the Osogbo-Ikirun Road.
The Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, also stated that actions have been taken to secure the release of the other kidnapped individuals.
Last Friday at the crack of dawn, occupants of a commercial vehicle traveling on
the Osogbo-Ikirun Road were kidnapped, with the exception of the driver, who escaped.
Up until the 2023 general elections, when pockets of violent attacks were documented, Osun was generally regarded as one of the most peaceful states in the nation.
The Osun East Senatorial District, which includes the Ife and Ijesa zones, was the most severely affected area of the state.