The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State on Thursday urged Governor Kayode Fayemi, to show more interest in security of the state in view of the recent upsurge of murder and kidnapping in the state.
Factional PDP Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, said it was worrisome that “the state governor has neither taken any positive step nor come out forcefully to condemn the ugly development and assure the people of their safety.”
Adeyanju, in a statement titled, ‘Ekiti PDP charges Fayemi on Security,’ also called on the Federal Government and all relevant security agencies to wake up to their responsibility of securing the lives and properties of helpless Nigerians.
A director in the Ekiti State Local Government Service, David Jejelowo, was shot dead in his residence on Sunday, just as armed men who invaded a palm oil factory along Ijan Ekiti – Ise Ekiti Road shot a contractor dead and kidnapped the factory owner, a retired United States of America army officer, Major Jide Ijadare (retd) and another person on Tuesday.
Adeyanju, said, “It is the duty of every government, at every level to guarantee the safety of lives and property of the citizens. In a situation where the government is incapable of performing this duty of securing its citizens’ lives, such government has completely failed and should not expect the trust and loyalty of the people.”
But APC State Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, who described the cases of robbery and kidnappings as a general issue in the country, said the occasional cases of abduction by bandits in Ekiti State did not portray Fayemi’s government as doing nothing to address the situation.
Ajayi said, “The APC government in Ekiti is doing well to ensure that Ekiti is safe and that was why the government joined the South-West states to establish the security network, Amotekun Corps.