Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has called on the federal government to address deteriorating insecurity in the country.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics today On Tuesday, Akeredolu warned that the 2023 general elections could be threatened if the insecurity situation worsens.
He also condemned Saturday’s attack on his Benue state colleague, Samuel Ortom, wondering why the governors would be the target of the attack.
While describing the attack as unfortunate, Akeredolu, who is also the chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum, thanked God for the life of Governor Ortom.
Following the attack on the governor of Benue, Ortom visited President Buhari in Abuja today and warned that the elections could be disrupted in 2023 if nothing is done to end the insecurity at its roots.
Governor Akeredolu also backed Ortom’s remarks, noting that Nigerians should be concerned if banditry activities reach their full scale.
“I think you are right, we definitely cannot hold elections in an insecure environment. So if insecurity is not nipped in the bud, it will intensify, and if it increases, we should all be concerned that, by 2023, we could have full-scale banditry and other insecurity in the country. ” he said.
“With that, there is no one who can make any choice in that environment. What is clear is that he has made it clear that the Federal Government must sit down.
“Something must be done now to ensure that this insecurity problem that is intensifying day by day is rooted out and reduced as soon as possible.
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