For saying that kidnapping and cultism are the greatest challenges facing the people of Ogun State, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Governor Dapo Abiodun has consciously admitted failure.
When he was playing host to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Johnson Kokumo in Abeokuta on Tuesday, Gov Abiodun stated that “the biggest issue we have today in Ogun State is that of random kidnapping and cult activities.”
While saying the issue of cultism was abating, the governor expressed worries when he said, “we are still struggling and dealing with issues that relate to the kidnapping of contractors, farmers, and innocent Ogun State residents.”
Reacting, the PDP in Ogun State said it was good that the governor had owned up to certain truth.
In an exclusive interview with Our Source on Sunday, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Ogun State, Akinloye Bankole, explained that the Abiodun government has failed in its primary responsibility.
According to Bankole, the primary responsibility of any government across the globe is the protection of lives and property.
The PDP spokesman regretted that it is a failure for a governor to admit that kidnapping and cultism reign supreme in his State.
He described as unfortunate, the fact that Ogun people found themselves in what he called a mess.
“We should thank God that the governor has the courage to own up to certain truth. Gov Abiodun has consciously admitted his failure.
“As we know anywhere in the world, the primary function of any sensible government is the protection of lives and property of its citizens. When a governor now admits that kidnapping and banditry reign supreme in his state, under his watch, it tells you that he has failed and it is unfortunate that we have found ourselves in this kind of a mess,” Bankole maintained.
He spoke further that the Governor should rise up and ensure the lives and belongings of all Ogun residents are protected irrespective of where they live across the State.
He charged him to make judicious use of his security votes and stop the killing and kidnapping of innocent Ogun people.
Our correspondent recalls that Gov Abiodun has on different occasions warned criminals to steer clear of Ogun State, warning them not to test the resolve of his administration to maintain peace in Ogun, saying anybody who acts, on the contrary, would find himself to blame.