Dr. Frederick Fasehun
President of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, over the weekend, called for the creation of security vote for local government areas across the country.
Fasehun, who said this was imperative given the fact that the councils were closer to the people, said it would enable them address the security problems in their respective domains.
Speaking on the state of nation, he decried the attitude of government to lack of safety pervading the country owing to incidents of kidnapping, armed banditry and terrorism from Boko Haram group.
While reviewing activities in the outgoing year, Fasehun said it was sad that Nigerians were yet to challenge political leaders in order to make them accountable to them.
He, therefore, resolved that unless, Nigerians make it a point of duty to engage their representatives in government to ensure that the country convoke a national conference to fashion out the peoples’ constitution.
According to him, the political office holders have over the years kept deceiving and disorganising our people without providing them necessary infrastructure, adequate security and welfare packages. Something has to be done fast to ensure that the system does not continue like this.
He lamented that since the generation of the old rights activists such as late Chief Anthony Enahoro, Beko Ransome-Kuti, Chima Ubani, Gani Fawehinmi, and host of others, things are taking different shapes, saying “the way things are now, we are going through a revolution in Nigeria.”
“But what I cannot advocate is a bloody revolution. What can solve the wave of corruption and uneven governance we are experiencing now is the convocation of a national conference, where we can sit down and determine our future together,” he said.