We commend the Osun State Command of the State Security Services (SSS) for upholding the rule of law mantra of President Umar Musa Yar’Adua by preventing dismissed chairmen and councillors across the 30 Local governments from contravening the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
In their desperate attempt to thwart the verdict and render the rule of law a nulity, the defunct chairmen and councillors attempted to obey the instruction of Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola that the status quo ante should be maintained.
However, this bid was halted by the SSS which operatives took a patriotic position of disallowing the chairmen from forcing their ways to the 30 Council secretariats.
We are indeed pleased to receive this report from the field and use this medium to commend the leadership of the service in Osun State and Abuja for abiding by the law to discourage the lawless band of impostors.
We call on all lovers of democracy to watch the unfolding scenario as the Brigadier Olagunsoye Oyinlola administration brings his 30 years military experience to bear of the opposition in Osun State as he had claimed shortly before the last general elections. We cannot be intimidated into silence or submission.
While we call for more of such patriotic services, we call on all lovers of democracy to rise to the emerging threat to fundamental rights in Osun State. We have just received a report that indicates that high level officials of the Osun State government have been breathing down the neck of judges and Magistrates to revoke the bails being enjoyed by prominent opposition figures. This is a ploy to railroad them back to prison as it happend to the 24 human right activists on Monday in Osogbo.
A situation whereby opposition figures arrested, detained, charged to court, remanded for long period of time before being granted bail with stiff conditionalities are being programmed to return to prison custody after an unmerited revocation of their bails is, to say the least, the maturity of full blown fascism and jackboot democracy.
Signed By: Gbenga Fayemiwo
Media Director To Action Congress (AC) Governorship Candidate in Osun State, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola