Secure Ogun State, Bags of rice and cookies can't Restore lost lives - PDP Tells Dapo Abiodun

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Ogun State Chapter of People's Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Ogun State Government to be proactive and see to issue of insecurity in Ogun State.

Ogun PDP in a release by signed by the party Publicity Secretary, Asiwaju Bankole Akinloye, Akinloye said:

"It is with heavy heart that I welcome you all to this press briefing. It has become very germane to address you once again on the deteriorating and unchecked spate of killings and wanton destruction of properties of innocent members of the public in Ogun State."

"The sad realities of banditry and kidnappings by suspected Fulani herdsmen across the length and breadth of our dear state have always been a huge source of worry to the general public and all men of good conscience."

"As a matter of fact, Ogun State PDP is shocked beyond words to see how terribly ineffectual the ruling APC government has completely become in the face of banditry against the same people the government swore to protect."

"For us, it is crystal clear that the ruling APC government is just an empty barrel. It is bereft of any creative ideas of containing the heinous activities of the fulani herdsmen terrorising the state.This is evident in the last week's distribution of packs of few food items in affected communities around Oja Odan, Egua, Imala etc. What a begging shame!"

"It is very disgusting, very appalling and it points to total lack of capacity for a government to resort to sharing of palliative to direct victims who have either lost their farmlands and several other legitimate means of livelihood to the government- pampered gang of criminals".

"Gentlemen, how many boxes of noodles or bags of rice and cookies would sooth or console those who already lost their loved ones? How does this government hope to assist in providing succour to the children and relatives of the young couple and several others who were slaughtered in Yewa North and other places recently?"

"Gentlemen, is it not terrifying to know that despite government's promise of a Joint Security Task Force to provide security in the affected communities, just few days ago, the deadly monsters still kidnapped two petty traders by some around Olorunda in Abeokuta North LG and a ransome of 5million naira is being demanded on each before they could be released. This happened less than 24 hours after the government shared palliatives in Yewa North LG. Where is the Joint Security Task Force the government promised?"

"It is most unfortunate that the ruling APC government is deeply in a trance as far security of lives and property is concerned. And these are pointers to a successfully failed government. It is most shameful of a government whose body language openly massages the ego of a spineless cabal just because our governor prefers to be seen as a "good boy" by the General Muhamadu Buhari's presidency."

"From available facts, the only thing left for the ruling government is use of deceit as a deliberate policy of government to hoodwink and further blackmail the public into believing that all is well, thereby concealing its monumental failures from innocent members of the public."

"As a responsible opposition party, PDP is ever ready to take on the failing government constructively by proffering practicable solutions. First, we have always recommended an outright ban of open grazing across the state. This can be achieved through enactment of legislation by the State House of Assembly."

"Apart from this, we have also suggested that the government should encourage ranching. This is a modern way rearing cattles where nobody threatens another persons' business. This is a permanent solution to Herdsmen/Farmers crises. There are several livestock farmers around us but the government, in its own garment of cluelessness, prefers to share boxes of noodles and cookies as palliatives to the victims of its insensitivity. What a tragedy!"

"For us as a party, PDP is prepared to continue to mobilize, educate and sensitize members of the public against all calculated deceits of the failing APC government in Ogun State. We shall not rest until the well-being of public gets paramount attention from the government."

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