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Makinde: I will expose those politicising security issues in Oyo

Makinde: I will expose those politicising security issues in Oyo
April 04
19:13 2021

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he will expose the people politicising security issues in the state. 

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Makinde spoke at St. Peters Anglican Cathedral Church, Aremo, Ibadan, on Sunday.

A statement by Taiwo Adisa, Makinde’s chief press secretary, quoted the governor as saying that security issues ought not to be politicised.

The governor noted that the insecurity being experienced in Oyo is not peculiar to the state but happening nationwide.

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“Yes, it is true and I can confirm to this gathering that if there is something that makes me not sleep with my two eyes closed, it is the issue of security,” he was quoted as saying.

“But I must warn that politics is inherent in this insecurity issue in Oyo State and in the days to come, I will expose the people that are politicising the issue of security.

“If they are politicising the issue of security because they want to be in power in 2023, they are making a huge mistake.

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“If there’s no Oyo state or Nigeria by 2023 because of the politicisation of security; who and what are they going to govern?

“I, as well as those working with me are taking our time. If we hear of any report on insecurity, we will investigate. I know I don’t have much time but I need to explain to the people what is happening so that when they hear about those trying to politicise the issue of security, they will easily know and identify what exactly is the truth.

“I also want to beg you that it is not all we read on social media that is true. If we have friends who are aspiring to get into political offices, they should keep looking unto the face of God instead of seeking to destroy our state and country.”

He implored those behind the politicisation of security challenges in the state “because of their 2023 political ambitions” to seek the face of God.

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On the efforts to address the challenges, Makinde reassured residents that his government will not rest until every part of the state is secured.

“As a government, we are doing different things and, as a matter of fact, it is on record that there is no government in Oyo State that has spent more money on security than this current one,” he said.

“When we came in, within the first hundred days, we gave 100 patrol vehicles out to security agencies. We re-established Swift Response Squad, SRS. We re-established Operation Burst as well.

“All the communication gadgets they needed were provided to cover all the areas in Oyo State and they were able to communicate with one another without hindrance. Also, before we came in, there was nothing like Amotekun, but we were able to set it up when we came in. It was just last week that Ogun State set up its Amotekun outfit.”

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