Oyinlola to Buhari: Govt ‘doesn’t exist to release condolence messages after each avoidable death’

A former governor of Osun State, Mr Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has condemned the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of leader of pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Mr Reuben Fasoranti, saying the killing came as a rude reminder that the country was in terrible times.

Oyinlola, who paid a visit to Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State capital, said, “These criminals have declared a war against our nation and we should take the war to them. Federal Government is expected to lead the war without bringing politics to it and without any emotional bias against the law.

“One of the reasons some of us backed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 was his perceived competence in security matters given his training and status as a General of the Nigerian Army. He needs to redeem his image now that deadly criminals have taken over the land, rubbishing all he has ever lived for.

“He (Mr Buhari) needs to come out clearly now, address the nation, outlining his war plans to safeguard the life and property of all Nigerians in all states. Nigerians want to hear him directly not through an aide or party chiefs. He is the one they voted for as Commander-in-Chief and not anyone else.”

He added, “Government exists to protect lives and property; they do not exist to release condolence messages after each avoidable death as this.”



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