Professor Eleka, in a statement that he personally signed on Sunday and made available to newsmen, decried the rising insecurity situation in the state.
The 2022 governorship hopeful called on the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, to act switfly and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book. He further charged the Governor to overhaul the state's security architecture in order to protect the people of the state.
Read the statement below:
"My attention has just been drawn to another unfortunate incidence of Bandits, who indiscriminately shot 2 people in Ikole Ekiti last night, which allegedly claimed one life and landed the other in a critical condition at Ikole Teaching Hospital.
Like I have always reiterated, the security of our dear people in Ekiti state is important and should be taken seriously; as a matter of fact, this is the essence of Government.
I thereby call on the Governor to act swiftly to the security challenges that is bedevilling our state, and bring all culprits to book so as to serve as deterrent to others.
Furthermore, the current security mechanism in the state should be overhauled, bringing security closer to the people. We can't continue to mourn our loved ones nor live in fear, enough is enough.
I also call on the good people of Ekiti State to be security conscious as they go about their legitimate daily activities. May we not mourn our loved ones again as a result of this menace in Jesus Name. Amen
Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka
Former Deputy Governor of Ekiti state"
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