Afenifere Oyo Chapter Commends Makinde, Expresses Worry Over Insecurity … Urges Politicians To Eschew Violence

Afenifere Ipinle Oyo (Afenifere, Oyo State Chapter) has lauded the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for various infrastructural projects his administration is executing in the state.

The commendation was contained in a Communique issued after its monthly meeting in Ibadan earlier this week.

The communique which was signed by the state’s publicity secretary, Prince Remi Adegbola, asserted that “since his inauguration on May 29, 2019, the Governor has given Oyo State purposeful leadership as reflected in the myriad of socio-economic activities aimed at making life more abundant for the people of the state”.

The meeting however expressed serious concern over the insecurity situation in the land and referenced reported attacks on Yoruba youths by alleged Fulani herdsmen at Alaga on Iseyin-Saki road on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The meeting also referred to Owo massacre and the abduction of Right Reverend Aderogba on Oyo-Ogbomoso road penultimate week.

Thus, Afenifere Ipinle Oyo, while wishing the victims quick recovery, called on Governor Makinde “to cause the Oyo State Police Command to fish out the hoodlums and make them face the music for their dastardly act”.

The communique added that the state’s chapter of Afenifere, “after appraising the on-going political events resolved to support any presidential candidate that is ready to take Restructuring as one of the waterways in which his political ship will sail. It is the settled belief that Nigeria cannot move forward towards the Promised Land without Restructuring.

“Finally, Afenifere Ipinle Oyo appealed to Nigerian politicians to tread softly, eschew politics of bitterness and violence as they go about their campaigns. Their campaigns must be in the interest of the masses.”

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