Don’t Politicize Security Matters.

The government of Ekiti State has advised the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), not to politicize matters bordering on the security of lives and property in the state.

The Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Kayode Fayemi on Inter-party Relations, Sam Oluwalana, stated this on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti while speaking with journalists.

Oluwalana asked members of the party to halt comments that could portray it as mocking the dead, saying that lives should be considered sacred.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Oluwalana was reacting to a statement that the PDP earlier issued and criticizing the APC-led government over the recent increase of insecurity in the state.

The party had in the statement said the state government might have agreed with the bandits who were killing and kidnapping people daily.
Meanwhile, Raphael Adeyanju, the PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, has lamented that Ekiti, considered the most peaceful state in the South-West, had turned into a haven of bandits and political thugs.

“Time has come for stakeholders in the state to confront Gov. Kayode Fayemi and ask him whether or not he has understanding with these marauding bandits not to touch them,” Adeyanju had said.

Reacting, Oluwalana said that the PDP’s action was competent of representing it as mocking the dead. He added that lives ought to be considered sacred and that the party should rather mourn them rather than dancing on their graves.

“For PDP to have politicized this type of issue, where life was lost, showed that it is irresponsible and lazy. The point of insecurity affects the entire country, and Ekiti is not an exemption.

“I want to say that the governor is working hard to secure the lives of citizens and we should all join hands with him to ensure that criminals are exposed, rather than making political comments capable of heating up the system,” Oluwalana said.

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