ODSG avoids merit of PDP’s allegations, accuses party of politicising removal of military checkpoints

November 3, 2021

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The Ondo State Government has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state of politicising the removal of military checkpoints in the state.

Starnews Nigeria reports that the PDP had on Wednesday said that Soldiers saddled with the responsibility of manning security check points in Ondo State, especially at the inter State boundaries have abandoned the check points over alleged refusal of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to pay allowances due to the affected personnel.

The opposition party said Akeredolu is exposing the citizens of Ondo State to security threats over his alleged refusal to pay allowances due to security personnel manning various security checkpoints and interstate boundaries in the state.

In a response by the State Government, through Mr Donald Ojogo, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, who desired not to go into the merits of the matter, described the PDP’s allegation as as blackmail and mere politics.

The statement reads

“The spurious efforts of the opposition PDP to weaponise a seeming situation of near sabotage, clearly shows how detached they are from the arena of vigilance. To them, everything is politics and politics must be infused into everything,  including the safety and welfare of the people. No discerning group could have bought into such cheaply brandished propaganda.”

“The ignorantly appraised security situatoon by the PDP is an inelegant manifestation that they would rather dance on the blood of innocent South westerners on the alter of politics for patronage than stand firm in defence of their people.”

“The Ondo State Government desires not to go into the merits of the flying story about non-payment of allowances to any arm of the military. It deserves no such efforts more so, that, the concerned arm of the military has yet to issue any statement in that regards.”

“It must be noted that notwithstanding the politicisation of any situation, the Ondo State Government ably led by Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN shall not, under whatever circumstances, succumb to blackmail and allow any puerile allegation wrapped under ethnicised platforms to wrought further violence on our people.”

“It must clear to all, including the PDP, that, the target is AMOTEKUN. Unfortunately for whoever whose motive is to perpetrate violence under any guise, our resolve to sustain AMOTEKUN remains unwavering. We won’t be deterred in any form. Our time-tested character and attitude toward tackling insecurity even at odd times, shall not be compromised.”

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