Following the position canvassed by the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mutawalle, a lawmaker in Ekiti State House of Assembly, Honourable Adeoye Aribasoye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency in the security sector of the country.
Aribasoye, who represents Ikole Constituency II at the Ekiti State House of Assembly, said it is time for the government to act appropriately in order to checkmate the activities of the bandits whom he described as terrorists.
The lawmaker spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday while reacting to the attack launched by suspected terrorists on the nation’s foremost military school, Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna State, on Tuesday.
Condemning the killing and abduction of the military officers, Aribasoye said, “It is time for the government to declare a state of emergency on security because when you look at everything, the economy, health, education and every sector depends on security.
“Something drastic must be done immediately to arrest this ugly situation. The issue here is not the issue of All Progressive Congress (APC) or People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because the bandits would not say you are APC or any other political party before attacking you.”
The lawmaker who lamented over the recent attack on the NDA noted that the institution should be treated as a sacred place and should not be allowed to be desecrated by criminals.
While commending the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi in the last three years in the state, Aribasoye noted that the governor has set Ekiti on the path of progress and development with his projects across the 16 local government areas.
He however debunked the notion that the assembly is a rubber stamp, reiterating the readiness of the lawmakers to continue to serve and collaborate with the executives on bills that will benefit the people of the state.
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