Members of Civil Society Organizations in Ondo State have condemned the actions of the Osun State Commissioner for Regional integration, Bola Olori.
This as they accused him of disrupting the public hearing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism, with suspected political thugs from Osun, who stormed the International Culture and Events Center, (DOME) and disrupted the program half way.
It took the intervention of the police to stop Ilori from physically attacking the Secretary to the state Government, Ifedayo Abegunde who was on the high table.
A leader of the Civil Society group in the state, Comrade Ayeni Akingboye said it was shameful for Ilori to disrupt a meeting that was meant to address issues affecting the nation.
He said Ilori and whatever he represents, had defeated the purpose of the meeting, stressing that it was evident that Ilori and his boys came prepared to fight at the event.
Akingboye said “It this the kind of region we plan to have? We are here deliberating on the issue of restructuring, see what has happened here today
“I can tell you, Ilori came prepared with all these Oranmiyam boys, look at how they were displaying dangerous weapons, this is sad for the Yoruba nation
“Ilori who is an Indegene of Ondo State has decided to rubbish the APC here and its government because he is an AD member in Ondo state
“When are we going to be matured in this country, and stop putting politics in the way of our development “.
Also, a member of the Civil Society Organizations and right activist Morakinyo Ogele had issued a one week ultimatum to the security agents in the state to arrest Bola Ilori.
Ogele said “The attempt of Ilori to disorganized a well organized meeting should be expressly condemned by the entire Yoruba people, the aim of Ilori is to perpetrate uncontrollable crisis in Ondo state
“It was a barbaric show for an attempt by him to assault those gentle men at the high table. At this time, in this county when all sun and sundry are praying to avert any crisis, then, we wonder what will be the gain of Ilori, that is, to launch crude crisis in Ondo state.
“It is embarrassing that when the APC as a party, are trying to discuss the issue of restructuring, Ilori attempted to disrupt such meeting
“The security agents are therefore, put on the alert, to tackle any devilish plot by any politician to distabilize the state.
“An ultimatum of seven days is hereby given to Ondo State Police command, to get Ilori arrested and prosecute him or be made to dance to the music of law. Because, such person, is trying to beat the drum of war”.
But reacting, Ilori accused the Secretary to the state Government in Ondo state of sending hoodlums to attack him at the event.
He said the Oranmiyam boys was able to show them that they could maintain their stand anywhere in the country.
He described the APC in Ondo State as intolerant party.
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