WIP to Buhari, IGP: Apprehend Osun political thugs before Assembly elections

From John Dike, Osogbo

The World Institute of Peace (WIP), has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, to apprehend some hoodlums threatening the peace of Osun State, before they unleash violence during the scheduled State Assembly elections.

The Executive Director of WIP, Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi, who accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of harbouring the political thugs in the state, stated this while addressing journalists on Tuesday, in Osogbo

He disclosed that the menace of the political thugs reign in the state is becoming unbearable and there’s need for a very weighty action to halt its growth.

According to him: “The sad news that political thuggery has claimed lives in Osun state recently is so disheartening and the worrisome part of it is that, the state government is not doing anything to put an end to this ugly situation.”

He disclosed that breadwinners, promising children and husbands have been victims of political thuggery in the last few months in Osun state

Omotoyosi said: “Many innocent Nigerians have lost their people to banditry in the North, South and Eastern parts of the country.

“It is a cast down to learn that Osun state government has not made any statement concerning those who have lost their lives to nefarious activities of political thugs in the state within the last few months, neither has the government given any warning, and instead, the government is empowering the alleged political thugs with state appointments.

“Many state governments are doing same as that of Osun as they are planning to win their states for their various political parties during the presidential election. Involving thugs in government activities is a pure manner of sponsoring violence activities and President Muhammadu Buhari need to work on this.”

Speaking further, Omotoyosi added that political thuggery is undermining the legitimacy of an elected government, as citizens may feel their voices have been silenced through violence and manipulation.

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