Saturday, January 23, 2021

Story By Rachael Aina

A member of the Federal house of representatives representing Oyo East, Oyo West, Afijio and Atiba Federal Constituency Hon Akeem Adeyemi popularly known as Skimeh said the people of Oyo town will react to Governor Seyi Makinde relocation Of Mobile Police Squadron at Ago Are when it is time.

Hon Adeyemi disclosed this while featuring on Fresh FM Ibadan Saturday morning discussion programme “Political Circuit” anchored by Mayor Isaac Brown.

Hon Adeyemi explained that the mobile squadron was meant to be originally located at Oyo town and not Ago Are as the Governor has commissioned on Thursday adding that the police document as at January identified Oyo town as the location.

He said the relocation was the sole decision of the state governor as written on the Twitter Handle of the State Governor adding that the Governor has already claimed responsibility for the decision.

“You don’t take away what belong to the father and give to the son. Oyo asked for this, Oyo put in effort on this, Oyo mobilize for this, Oyo got this approved, this is nothing but cheat.”

“Alaafin has a way of doing his complain, I am just the people’s representatives, am telling you that I, Hon Akeem Adeniyi Adeyemi, let it be on record, am not happy with Engr Seyi Makinde.”

Meanwhile, The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, has criticise the news making round on the newly commissioned Mobile Police Squadron (MOP 73) at Ago Are.

The Governor’s spokesperson, who revealed this via telephone interview on saturday, said: “it is not true to say that the Mobile Squadron base (MOP 72), was relocated from Oyo to Ago Are. That is not the situation.”

Adisa explained that opposition party is apparently spreading the fake news in a bid to divert the attention of the people from the monumental and unprecedented achievements recorded by Governor Seyi Makinde in his first 365 days in office.

According to him: “The Governor sought and got the approval for the Mobile base from the Inspector General of Police for Oke Ogun, during one of his trips to Abuja in August 2019.

“The Mobile Base approved by the Inspector General of Police and  was specifically meant for Oke Ogun and not any other part of Oyo State.

“Though Oyo State is big enough to accommodate many more Mobile Bases, there should be no confusion about Ago Are.

“The opposition is apparently trying to divert attention from the monumental and unprecedented achievements recorded by Governor Seyi Makinde in his first 365 days in office.”

Speaking further, Adisa stressed that the opposition party does not need to cause disaffection among communities because the governor had assured he will spread development evenly across the zones of the state.

“Ago Are is the most appropriate location for the Mobile Squadron if you are dispassionate enough because it has a ready made site, it is strategically located in the Ogun axis to place the security outfit in a vantage position to deal with security challenges across that zone and the international corridors the Nigerian/ Benin Republic Border.

“Remember the essence is also to enhance safety of Agriculture and Oke Ogun is really a veritable agriculture base and food basket of Oyo State.

“The IGP promptly approved the request by Gov Makinde and the security team which combed Oke Ogun for the appropriate site found Ago Are the most suitable.

“There was abandoned property belonging to the Nigerian Tobacco company which had been handed over to the monarch of that town. It readily comes on hand for immediately take off. There is nothing about politics here please,” Adisa added.

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