The All Progressives Congress in Oyo state has said security in the state will be in shambles if Governor Seyi Makinde is reelected to a second term in 2023.

That is what the party says in a statement by State Secretary Alhaji Tajudeen Olanite that was made available to journalists in Ibadan on Monday.

The opposition party accused the governor of using the state’s tools to empower criminals fingered to kill some people in the state.

The APC has spoken out against a threat to assassinate the party’s 2023 candidate for governor in the state, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, also the chair of the Senate Local Content Committee.

He added that Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, affectionately known as “Auxiliary,” who was appointed by Makinde in February 2020 to chair the Disciplinary Committee for the Park Management System of the Oyo State Government, expressed the threat to Folarin’s life in a viral video and the governor was silent about it.

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According to the party, the threat to Folarin’s life by Auxiliary has become a matter of public knowledge through video clips that have gone viral on social media in recent days.

The statement read in part: “Governor Seyi Makinde does not deserve a second term in office. During this outgoing first term of his, he has allowed our precious state to regress in terms of violence and hooliganism, which the immediate former governor, the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, effectively tamed for eight years.

“Apart from the threat to the life of the Distinguished Senator Folarin, the same Mukaila Auxiliary and dozens of his crooks have clamped down on the billboards and posters of the opposition parties, especially the leading opposition party in the state.

“Auxiliary has led heavily armed criminals to destroy APC billboards and posters in various parts of Ibadan and the state.

“The destruction of the billboard by Auxiliary and its thugs, ordered by the PDP government in Oyo State, has been labeled ‘Operation Destroy APC Billboard and Posters’. They have also started destroying shops in Dugbe Alawo and Ogunpa, which are operated by people they thought were not favorable to Governor Makinde’s bid for the second term.

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“It is an attempt to silence the opposition and turn Oyo into a one-party state. The PDP-led government is deeply intolerant of opposition in the state because they know they have failed miserably, and they have nothing good to offer the good people of the state.

“But we have a mandate to save the state from the hands of these ignorant, distracted, promise-breaking rookies on criminal boards and promoters. We are not deterred by their antics. We will see to it that the good people of this state are freed from the clutches of these political hawks who are allegedly in the government to steal, kill and destroy.”

The APC Secretary of State, Alhaji Tajudeen Olanite, further stated that within nine months of becoming governor of the state, Governor Makinde laid the foundation for peace and tranquility laid on the APC platform for eight years by a former governor of this state. , destroyed.

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“So, if the Auxiliary and his men can go around making people cry during the first term of Governor Makinde, who wants a second term, the situation will certainly be worse if he wins the second term. The reign of impunity will move to the next level, which will surely be a monumental setback for Oyo State. We must not let this happen.

“We therefore appeal to the Police Commissioner of Oyo State and the Inspector General of Police regarding the threat to the life of a three-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a former Senate leader in the National Assembly to the necessary.”

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