Insecurity: Tinubu Needs Support, Not Criticism, APC Chieftain Tells Nigerians

Insecurity: Tinubu Needs Support, Not Criticism, APC Chieftain Tells Nigerians

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Hon, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has called on Nigerians to support President Bola Tinubu in the fight against insecurity in the country, and stop negative criticism, which he said can distract him.

Oyintiloye, while speaking with journalists yesterday in Osogbo, said the rate of insecurity in the country is becoming alarming, adding that the development called for a sober reflection.

He stated that this is a period all Nigerians need to rally round the president and its administration to find a common solution to the various security challenges facing the country.

Oyintiloye, a former member of the defunct APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), who condemned the recent killings, banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and other criminalities by men of the underworld across the country, said there was no doubt that the president was doing everything humanly possible to restore peace in the country.

According to him, this is a trying period for all Nigerians, who are saddened by the latest multiple killings and kidnapping ravaging the country.

He said Nigerians must take solace in God, while the government fashion out strategies to address the situation, instead of negative criticism that will not solve the problem.

He said: “No one is happy with the recent killing, banditry, terrorism, kidnapping other criminalities across the country, but negative criticism and names calling by the leaders of the opposition parties is not the way forward.

“What we need at the critical period is for us as stakeholders to come together, irrespective of our political affiliation, religious or tribe, and give the present administration the needed boost and encouragement.

“Security is a collective responsibility of everyone and that is why I am appealing to leaders of the opposition parties to stop playing cheap politics with security issues and narratives that can divide the country.”

Oyintiloye, a former lawmaker, commended the president for prompt approval of funds to the security agencies for the purchase of modern equipment to fight insecurity.

He said the recent release of N50 billion security vote to five northern states was a show of commitment by the president to minimise the spate of insecurity, but we need to extent the gesture across the country.

Oyintiloye, who noted that the primary responsibility of any government was to protect life and property of its citizen, said that was the reason why the large percentage of 2024 budget was committed to security.

The APC Chieftain, however, called on the president to look into developing security architectural framework that is community-based.

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