THE State of Osun Chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has urged Governor Ademola Adeleke to take the bull by the horn in securing the lives and property of the people of the state.
NNPP frowned at what it termed ‘foot-dragging’ approach of the state governor in addressing the insecurity challenge, saying “there is fire on the roof of the house.”
The party, in a statement by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr Tosin Odeyemi and Comrade Adewumi Adegboyega noted that Adeleke had waited too long before taking steps to restore the confidence of the people in state security architecture by effectively securing their lives and property.
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According to NNPP, the level of insecurity in the state has gone beyond what can be treated with kid’s gloves, stressing that the state government must take decisive and immediate action to put citizens’ minds at rest.
Recalling the security breach that occurred along Osogbo/Iragbiji roads within a space of one month, the party said the unpalatable news coming out of the state in the recent time is scary.
The statement read: “One would have expected the state governor to declare a state of emergency on the security going by the recent happenings across the state, but their statement on the issue shows that they are insensitive and indifferent.
“Osun people can no longer move freely, both at daylight and at night, the fear of the unknown has forced fun seekers to tread softly. Criminals are having a field day to the extent of taking Point of Sales (POS) terminals around to forcefully withdraw money from their victims’ accounts.
“Investors are scared of coming to Osun State to invest because of insecurity and business owners are passing through hell in the hands of hoodlums that are going to their shops every day like’ tax collectors.
“It is high time these stopped. Our lives are in danger. Any emergency meeting to be called must be immediate not dragging feet on it before Osun is plunged into a state of anarchy.”