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Published by: SUNSHINETRUTH
S/WEST APC CONGRATULATES AKEREDOLU OVER HIS EMERGENCE AS CHAIRMAN S/WEST GOVERNORS’ FORUM, COMMENDS GOVERNORS’ EFFORTS AT TACKLING INSECURITY IN YORUBALAND
The South West chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, of Ondo State for his emergence as the chairman of the south west Governors’ Forum and expresses confidence in his ability to rally his colleagues in the forum to see to the end of insecurity and ensure the safety of residents and socio-economic progress of the South West states.
The party commended the south west Governors over their meeting at Abuja , yesterday, June 6,2019,where the problem of insecurity in the Yorubaland was the core of their discussion.
The party is particularly happy at the pragmatic strategy outlined to tackle the menace and cleanse the south west of kidnappings and other forms of criminality.
It urges residents and other stakeholders to remain vigilant and provide information to security agencies to assist them in tackling security challenges.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti by the South West Zonal Publicity Secretary, Karounwi Oladapo, the party expressed worry over the new wave of kidnapping activities and other violent crimes in the region, regretting that the trend has created unnecessary fear among the populace while also hurting business and socio-economic activities of the residents.
The party sympathised with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the region, even as it asked residents to show more interest in the security activities of their environment, including providing information to the appropriate agencies and authorities to arrest security problems bedeviling the South West states.
“We urge the commissioners of police in the South West to collaborate in their security provision and crime prevention initiatives while also intensifying their intelligence gathering activities and make regular patrols of the highways and other crime-prone areas a priority, including seeking the cooperation of the military where necessary to secure South West,” Karounwi said.
The region appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify efforts at tackling the security challenge and give more support to the South West governors and security agencies to enable them deliver on their security provision mandate.
The party also urged Yoruba people to be more vigilant and give credible intelligence to the security operatives to check the activities of criminals. While assuring that peace and security would be provided for the residents, the spokesman said “we should be more prayerful and be confident that safety will return to Yoruba land shortly”.
*Rt. Hon. ASIWAJU KAROUNWI OLADAPO*
Zonal Publicity Secretary,
APC,South West zone.
June 7, 2019
The emergence of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the Chairman of the South West Governors Forum has been described as a round peg in a round hole.
The Chairman of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, (RUGIPO) Governing Council, Banji Alabi made the assertion while reacting to the development in Akure.
Alabi said the Arakunrin Akeredolu’s emergence at this time of the nation’s development is much needed to further push socio-econmic development in the South West region of the country.
The RUGIPO Council Chairman added that the security challenges militating against the region should be a major priority of Governors in the South West to help build confidence in governance at this critical period.