Akeredolu, PDP trade words over removal of military checkpoints in Ondo

Akeredolu, PDP trade words over removal of military checkpoints in Ondo

PDP, Akeredolu trade words over removal of military checkpoints in Ondo

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state and governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu have traded words over sudden removal of military checkpoint on major roads in the state.

PRESS STATEMENT

AKEREDOLU’S REFUSAL TO PAY ALLOWANCES TO SECURITY AGENCIES A MAJOR THREAT TO ONDO CITIZENS.

….- As soldiers withdraw from check points.

….- Nigerian Navy to also withdraw from waterways.

Soldiers that man security check points in Ondo State, especially at the inter State boundaries have abandoned the check points. This is as a result of the refusal of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to pay allowances due to these personnel.

Over the years, the Army high command approved the mobilisation of soldiers to thirty two (32) strategic locations in the state to stem the activities of kidnappers and other criminals on the condition that the State Government pays a token as allowances to the soldiers. This arrangement preceded the incumbent administration under Akeredolu.

Unfortunately, in the last four months, these allowances have not been paid. All efforts to appeal to the Governor fell on deaf ears. Also, efforts by Traditional Rulers to plead with the Governor did not yield any results.

In the last one year, eleven Traditional Rulers have been kidnapped, while one first class Oba, the Oluifon of Ifon was murdered in cold blood by gunmen.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State chapter joins other well meaning Ondo State citizens to appeal to Governor Akeredolu, to immediately pay the outstanding allowances due to the security personnel without further delay.

The primary responsibility of any Government is the protection of lives and properties, a duty that has been observed by the APC Government more in the breach. Even with the presence of the soldiers, the people don’t sleep with their two eyes closed, what happens when, the criminals now have a field day, because of the failure of the Governor to do the needful?

Signed:

Kennedy Ikantu Peretei,
State Publicity Secretary, Ondo PDP.

3rd November, 2021.

Press Statement

Removal of Military Checkpoints & PDP’s Undiscerning Position

The spurious efforts of the opposition PDP to weaponise a seeming situation of near sabotage, clearly shows how detached they are from the arena of vigilance. To them, everything is politics and politics must be infused into everything,  including the safety and welfare of the people. No discerning group could have bought into such cheaply brandished propaganda.

The ignorantly appraised security situation by the PDP is an inelegant manifestation that they would rather dance on the blood of innocent South westerners on the alter of politics for patronage than stand firm in defence of their people.

The Ondo State Government desires not to go into the merits of the flying story about non-payment of allowances to any arm of the military. It deserves no such efforts more so, that, the concerned arm of the military has yet to issue any statement in that regards.

It must be noted that notwithstanding the politicisation of any situation, the Ondo State Government ably led by Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN shall not, under whatever circumstances, succumb to blackmail and allow any puerile allegation wrapped under ethnicised platforms to wrought further violence on our people.

It must clear to all, including the PDP, that, the target is AMOTEKUN. Unfortunately for whoever whose motive is to perpetrate violence under any guise, our resolve to sustain AMOTEKUN remains unwavering. We won’t be deterred in any form. Our time-tested character and attitude toward tackling insecurity even at odd times, shall not be compromised.

Signed

Donald Ojogo
Commissioner for Information and Orientation
Ondo State

November 3, 2021

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