The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of ruining the “peace and security” legacy left by his predecessor, the late Abiola Ajimobi.
The party also described Saturday’s killings in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government area, as another tragic episode of the worsening insecurity in the state, urging Mr Makinde to convene a security summit promptly.
It said the summit would seek to find a lasting solution to the security challenges facing the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesman, AbdulAzeez Olatunde.
Suspected herdsmen invaded Igangan in the Ibarapa area of Oyo Saturday night.
According to the police, 11 people were killed in the attack while property were burnt, including the Asigangan’s palace.
The APC appealed to the governor to forget the rhetorics of having Àmotekun and Operation Burst, adding both had shown to be ineffective.
According to the party, it will not stop advising the governor to be proactive and stop playing lip service or politics with the security issues in the state.
“Obviously and certainly, the current situation of Oyo state was not what Makinde and PDP took over from the immediate past APC government in the state under Governor Abiola Ajimobi in 2019.
“The excuse of general security issues has been with us in Nigeria since 2009 even before Ajimobi took over the mantle of governance in 2011. In spite of the issues, Ajimobi secured Oyo state,” it said.
The party said there were security lapses all over the state, claiming the governor also admitted the carnage which occurred in the Eruwa area of Ibarapa East during the May 22 local government election.
The APC demanded to know how the governor had spent so far the state’s monthly security vote.