Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
Chairman of Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN), in Ekiti State, Chief Dare Adekolu, has sympathised with a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and the five others at presently recovering from gunshot injuries sustained at an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally, in Ado-Ekiti, on Friday.
The victims were hit by reported the accidental discharge by a mobile policeman at a grand rally in honour of APC governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Adekolu, who wished Bamidele and others speedy recovery, said the incident was a charge on the police high command to rid the security outfit of ‘drunken, incompetent, unprofessional, overzealous and careless officers’, to ensure the force could effectively and efficiently ensure security of lives and property.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday, Adekolu said, “The misguided reaction coming from the PDP candidate and the unpalatable experience of the state under the APC candidate show that the two political parties, PDP and APC, that have one time or the other, ruled the state have outlived their usefulness in Ekiti State.
“This is a clarion call to all Ekiti electorate and people generally to embrace the rescue agenda which the MPN is out to give.
Adekolu said such was necessary to ensure the force could effectively and efficiently ensure security of lives and property more especially as people would be gathering for campaign rallies ahead of the July 14 Ekiti governorship and 2019 general elections.
“MPN government will ensure security of lives and property. We shall restore good governance which has been lacking in the state. Our administration will prioritise agriculture using mechanized farming, education, infrastructures development, health, youth and women development among others to develop the state,” Adekolu said.