Oyo 2019: Seyi Makinde Urges Police, DSS Chiefs To Call A Peace Meeting
Ahead of the 2019 elections, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has called on the state Commissioner of Police and the Director of SSS to, as a matter of urgency, summon an emergency meeting of leaders of all political parties on the current security situation in the state.
According to a statement from his campaign organisation signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, the government which should enforce peace, and the Governor who should be the Chief Security Officer have abandoned their roles and become partisan.
Makinde said that security chiefs must take his advice seriously because thugs of the government party, the APC are getting bolder, more desperate and audacious with each passing day, having realised that electoral defeat is imminent.
He cited the unprovoked attack on his entourage at Ojoo in Akinyele local government area three days ago, and other previous attacks on the opposition.
“What is more worrisome is the threat of attacks on harmless supporters who are not necessarily card carrying members of our party but who simply want change and better governance,” he said.
Makinde promised that he would attend such peace meeting because he wants peaceful polls and does not want bloodletting in the name of seeking political office.