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Invest Your Energy On Developing Ogun, Stop Fighting Opposition, SW NNPP Tells Abiodun



Invest Your Energy On Developing Ogun, Stop Fighting Opposition, SW NNPP Tells Abiodun

The South West Secretary of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Dr. Babatunde Oke, has called on the Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to invest his energy in activities that have the potential of bringing Ogun state out of its five years socio-economic stagnation, rather than waste tax payers money on fighting opposition parties, particularly, the NNPP in the state.

Oke, in a statement on Saturday, made available to journalists in Ibadan, said the country’s Constitution gives room for the existence of opposition parties in Nigeria, noting that it is absurd for a sitting Governor like Governor Abiodun to be spending heavily on the deployment of security agents against NNPP and its teeming members in Ogun state.

According to him, “It was reliably gathered that Ogun state governor is behind the invasion of our party’s state secretariat located at Fajol House, beside Access Bank, Car Wash, Adatan, Abeokuta by security agents. I personally went to the state Command of the Police and the DSS to lodge complaints, made explanations and clarifications, which all had no useful effects.

“No soothsayer is needed to know that the security agents are acting the script of Governor Dapo Abiodun. How can the DSS and the Police stop a national party like NNPP from holding its legitimate meetings? Where is our right of association and freedom of assembly? The duty of the Police and the DSS is to provide adequate security for members of our great party before, during and after its meetings.

“Three different judgments from courts of competent jurisdictions affirmed the legitimacy of New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP) under the national leadership of Alhaji Abba Kawu Ali and Prince Ibrahim Adekunle as Ogun state Chairman. A court order was issued last year stopping the recalcitrant group made up of the expelled NNPP members from parading themselves as members of the Party. A High Court in Kano state has also issued Form 48 on the same set of individuals whom Governor Dapo Abiodun is using to cause disharmony in Ogun state NNPP.

“All these facts were made available to both the Police and the DSS, but unfortunately, they declined the acknowledgement simply because Dapo Abiodun is involved.

“We are using this medium to reach out to the Nigeria President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to call Governor Dapo Abiodun to order. We in the same manner call on the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of DSS on the need to call both the Commissioner of Police, Ogun state command, as well as, Director, DSS Ogun state command, to order. Their responsibility is to ensure adequate security for all in Ogun State, and not allowing themselves to be manipulated by Governor Dapo Abiodun and his cohorts.

“New Nigeria People’s Party will not give in to any intimidation, oppression or humiliation from Governor Dapo Abiodun who has a lot of urgent duties seeking his attention in the state as Governor.

“South West NNPP is using this medium to tell Governor Dapo Abiodun and the Commissioner for Justice, Ogun state, to stay away from NNPP affairs completely. The purported interference in the activities of NNPP and court case against the expelled Individuals from NNPP by Governor Dapo Abiodun and Commissioner for Justice, Ogun state, is nothing but misplaced priority, a ridiculous venture, and a waste of time and hard- earned money of Ogun state”, Oke said.