The Ekiti State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has once again raised an alarm over the increased wave of insecurity in the State, accusing the State Governor of abandoning the state for armed bandits to take over.
A statement on Monday by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Raphael Adeyanju said, “it is sad and shameful that while Alhaji Akinbami was being kidnapped right in his business premises yesterday, Fayemi who he laboured and funded to enthrone as Governor of Ekiti State was nowhere near the state.”
“That Alhaji Akinbami could be kidnapped right in the heart of Ado Ekiti, the state capital is a clear indication that security of lives and properties of Ekiti people is no longer guaranteed even in their bedrooms.
“It should be recalled that even on December 25, 2020, when Christmas was being celebrated, bandits operated unhindered in Isan Ekiti, Fayemi’s hometown, abducting one Ajayi Happy Okunola.
“It is also more worrisome that all these are happening under a governor who claimed to hold PhD in War Studies, and we begin to wonder what manner of PhD holder in War Studies will be governor of a State where people are kidnapped left, right and centre.
“It is either Governor Fayemi is grossly incompetent or he is simply looking the other way while Ekiti people are being kidnapped by bandits so that those he believed can make him either President or Vice President in 2023 can adjudge him as being politically correct.”
“Now, the bandits have been further emboldened by Governor Fayemi’s tacit approval of their criminal activities with his nonchalant attitude and they have moved their kidnapping business into the heart of Ado Ekiti, the state capital. This to us is a danger signal and a clear sign that no one is safe in the state.
“We, therefore, call on well-meaning Ekiti people to beg Governor Fayemi to perform the major function of his office by protecting the lives and properties of the people before bandits will begin to enter houses to abduct people in the State.”