- A serious allegation has been raised against Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state
- Specifically, the Makinde was accused of being paralysed by fear in the current Oyo crises
- The allegation was raised by the minister of youth and sports Development, Sunday Dare
A governor is expected to be the chief security officer of his or her state. Such a governor is expected to be brave and courageous. But it seems this is not the case in Oyo state if the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, is to be believed.
According to Dare, the crises currently happening in Oyo is beyond the state governor's capacity. Specifically, Dare accused Governor Seyi Makinde of being paralysed with fear.
According to him, the governor needs to be more proactive in handling the security situation in the state, The Guardian reports.
Dare who is an indigene of the state, claimed the governor has done nothing to solve the security situation. He claimed the governor was hoping the crises would soon go away.
“Governor Makinde seems to be paralysed by fear regarding this important security situation. This is the first serious test of his leadership of the state. Instead of tackling it, he has retreated. His policy has not been proactive enough to resolve the issues so that security of lives will be guaranteed and our people spared the mourning over dead ones. Instead, his policy has been to act as if nothing was happening in forlorn hope that all would simply go away as if it were a bad dream.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in what will excite many people and annoy others, some sources are claiming that there are plans to make Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho the corps marshal of the South West Security Network, code-named Amotekun.
Some governors don't like the idea but the majority were in support of it.
The reason those who supported the move reportedly gave was based on Igboho's passion for the safety of the Yoruba people.
Legit.ng had also reported that in what many people will dismiss as a product of sycophancy, Lauretta Onochie, senior special assistant on social media to President Muhammadu Buhari defended the Fulani tribe.
According to her, people are against them because of President Buhari.
The media aide said criminals are everywhere and that they are labelled with their identities except the Fulani people who are being grouped with their ethnicity.
In another development, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), accused the federal government of portraying itself as the defender of herdsmen in the country.
The senior lawyer made the accusation when he appeared as a guest on a Television Continental (TVC) programme on Sunday, January 24.