Imagine the PDP Oyo State claiming that the achievement of top notch security achievements of Senator Abiola Ajimobi led Government was made possible because PDP government at the center then was able to provide adequate security for Nigeria hence that rub off on Oyo State.
However, it is because of unashamed brazen liars like this that records are kept.
We would just like to remind ourselves few of the happenings between 2011 and 2013 because of space constraints to judge the government of the PDP at the Centre once again.
August 2011 – Attack on United Nations Complex, Abuja, the seat of PDP Federal Government, then.
April 2012 – Bombing Media Houses in Abuja and Kaduna.
October 2012 – 80 Towns and villages were razed down with Hundreds of Casualties by Boko Haram in Borno State.
Nov 2012 – Killing of 40 students in Mubi, Adamawa State.
December 2012 – Bombing of Muhammad Kurs Barrack
January 1st 2013 – Bombing of Airforce Base, Munguno Barracks Maiduguri and numerous Police Station in Borno State.
Above few, apart from 14 Local Government Areas that were completely taken over by the Boko Haram insurgents, were the security status of Nigeria between 2011 – 2015, which Oyo State PDP claimed to have rubbed off on Oyo State Government led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The English Idiom says, “what you don’t have, you can’t give”.
Simply put, while PDP Government at the center were groping for solution to the security challenges of nigeria, Ajimobi came out with the novel operation burst which secured Oyo State people for the 8 years of Ajimobi’s Government, which the good people of Oyo State have attested to with accolades right, left and center at the expiration of the Government’s tenure.
Reflecting on how immortal Ajimobi started, he said.
“Oyo State government under my leadership will not tolerate any form of violence, brigandage, destruction of properties, chaos and lawlessness under any guise.
We will deal with perpetrators with the force of law.”
Going further with seriousness, Ajimobi went on to say that “the era of sacred cow is gone for good in oyo state, whether auxiliary or back axle or Tokyo or Osaka.
Anyone who is implicated in the endemic and senseless conflict that has given our dear pacesetter state the bad name of of violent community must face the law.”
That was a serious government.
From the above analysis, it is very very clear that Senator Abiola Ajimobi led government fashioned out its ingenious means of banishing crime and criminality from the pdp government that is enmeshed with its own security challenges.
What is painful to us is the failure of Governnor Seyi Makinde to build on the template of success inherited from Ajimobi led Government.
Imagine innocent woman, Alhaja Serifat Adisa, the CEO of SUBAWA filling Station, Igboora Road Idere, that was kidnapped and murdered on Saturday 2nd January 2021 in front of her filling station, among other high and low profile violence that has now become synonymous with Oyo State since the government of Makinde.