… Urges Makinde to step up security measures in Igangan
By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The National Vice Chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA), southwest zone, Dr. Segun Olalere has attributed the drifting economy and the high rate of insecurity in the country to poor and weak leadership by President Muhammed Buhari.
He said Buhari seems to have lost grasp and control of his government.
Dr Olalere in a chat with newsmen in Ibadan decried the poor performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, adding the nation is already on the verge of collapse due to the high rate of insecurity and drifting economy.
He said: “Before they came to power, they made promises which they have failed to fulfill.
“They don’t have control of the country they are governing, and the kind of constitution we are operating gives too much power to the president. That is one of the reasons the state governors don’t have much say on security matters.
“There is no doubt that the president is no longer fit from all indications to rule the country and it seems he does not know what is going on around him.
“When the leader fails to provide security, the people will resort to self-help, hence, that is what is happening in the country.
“It is unfortunate we find ourselves in this kind of situation.”
Speaking on the Igangan killings which occurred last Saturday in the state, Dr Olalere described the development as barbaric and unfortunate, urging Governor Seyi Makinde to intensify effort to find a lasting solution to the incessant attacks in the area.
“The governor felt very devastated by the development and it was unfortunate that he does not have the federal power to give directives to the police and Army GOC in the state on such issue since they take orders from the federal government,” he said.
Dr Olalere while commending Governor Makinde for his visit, words of action and encouragement to Igangan people urged him to step-up security matters in the area.
On Twitter ban, he berated the federal government, just as he described the development as uncalled for.