Omotoshola Sarimakin, Ondo
Chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has again warned that the 2023 general elections might be threatened if the insecurity situation in the country worsens.
Akeredolu spoke on Channels Television Politics Today interview program.
His concern is coming hours after his colleague governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom after a meeting with President Muhammad Buhari in Abuja expressed same concern on the conduct of 2023 if the insecurity challenges persist in the country
Akeredolu who described Ortoms attack as unfortunate backed his colleague governor’s submission that elections might be disrupted in 2023 if nothing is done to nip insecurity in the bud.
According to him ” Nigerians should be worried if banditry activities reach its full-scale.
He, therefore, asked the Federal Government to urgently tackle the deteriorating insecurity in the country.
The Ondo state governor who condemned the attack on the Benue State governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, wondered why governors would be the target of attack.
He noted that The time to rise up on the issue of restructuring is now.
” That restructuring has not come doesn’t mean we must opt for secession. We will stay as one Nigeria and address our issues together.
He pointed out that ” leaving a nation, there must be consensus. We have never ceded power to anyone to speak on our behalf. In Ondo State, nobody has ever invited us to such a discussion.