Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere , has decried the rising wave of killings in Ekiti State in recent times, urging the security agencies to map out strategies to nip the situation in the bud.
The organisation has also charged security agencies to do everything possible to unmask the killers of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) board member and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Bunmi Ojo, and other individuals in some parts of the state.
The Ekiti State chapter of Afenifere, in a statement thursday by its Chairman, Yemi Alade, and its Publicity Secretary, Chief Bisi Alade, condemned what it called “seeming helplessness of the Police.” Afenifere also expressed disappointment that the traditional institution seem as in capacitated like the other security agencies, which ordinarily ought to have brought the gruesomeness of the terrifying situation to a stop.
“It is the view of Afenifere that the killers are human beings who are supposed to be traceable. They are no spirits, hence all efforts should be made by all who are supposed to do the needful.
“We seize this opportunity to commiserate with the APC on the murder of one of its shinning stars, Mr. Bunmi Ojo, who was until his assassination, was the Commissioner representing Ekiti on the Federal Character Commission and who had performed excellently well.
“It was more painful when we heard that his term had even been renewed for another five years. Ekiti Afenifere particularly extends its condolences to the wife, children, family of the deceased as well as one of APC leaders, and former governor, Chief Olusegun Oni, who had a special relationship with late Ojo.”
The APC lawmakers in the state House of Assembly, have stated that the untimely death of Ojo had robbed Ekiti people, particularly the youths, who are benefitting from his humanitarian assistance from the late politician.
The APC legislators who spoke through the Minority Leader, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, during a visit to the family of the deceased, described Ojo’s killing as a “monumental loss to Ekiti State in particular, and Nigeria in general.”