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2023 Elections: People Politicizing Insecurity – Seyi Makinde


The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has vowed that he will soon expose the people politicizing insecurity in the state.

The governor stated this on Sunday while addressing the congregation at the St. Peters Anglican Cathedral Church, Aremo, Ibadan.

Makinde admitted that the state was experiencing security challenges but said it was a national challenge.

He said security should not be politicized, “but if they are politicising issues of security because they want to be in power in 2023, it means they are making mistakes.

“If there’s no Oyo State or Nigeria by 2023 because of the politicisation of security; who and what are they going to govern?” he queried.

He added that his administration had taken its time to investigate reports of security challenges across the state.

Governor Makinde then called on those behind the politicization of insecurity in the state because of their 2023 political ambitions to seek the face of God instead of engaging in actions that could trigger insecurity in the state.

The Governor used the occasion to explain the efforts made so far by his administration to address the menace of insecurity in the state.

He said his administration has purchased 100 units of KIA cars equipped with communication gadgets for security agencies and re-establishment of Swift Response Squad and Operation Burst.

Other efforts included the purchase of all communication equipment by security operatives and establishment of the Amotekun outfit with 1,500 corps.

Makinde assured all people in the state that his government would not sleep until every nook and cranny of Oyo state was secured.

He then facilitated Christians and the people of Oyo state for the Easter celebration and admonished them to forgive one another.

Before the Governor spoke, the Diocesan Archbishop of Ibadan North Diocese, Most Reverend Segun Okubadejo, called on every Christian to emulate the teachings and ways of life of Jesus Christ.

He admonished Nigerians not to stop praying to God Almighty for restoration of peace and a secured nation.


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