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Ekiti: Threats to Life, Unknown Gunmen and Desperate Politicians



Violence is known to be a rapacious trade marks in the Nigeria’s body polity as it concerns contest for power and elective positions. The reason for this desperate outing is not far fetched from the sheer opportunism and unjustified opulent style of leadership embedded in the system by the so called the elected office holders.

This bring to bear, an ugly event of December episode of 2022 in Ekiti State, wherein some party chieftains of the ruling Party, All Progressive Congress( APC) were shot severally in the open, among whom was a youth veteran, Comrade Olamide Joshua, who is also doubled as senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) in the Mega Region of Ekiti State and who is now on respite mission outside Nigeria for the safety of his life and that of his family following threat against his dear life

This veteran in the game of politics, comrade Olamide Joshua was reportedly under intense tension and constant harassment from the unknown men of underworld who are poised to removing him from the way, any individual perceived to be enemy on their way to stardom.

Another dastard report of negativity was the several party faithfuls of the Social Democratic Party in Kogi State during the prelude campaign rally to gubernatorial election who were shot dead by unknown men and several left injured in the circumstances. The chagrin aspect of this scenario is that, no end in sight regarding the masterminded agents of the heinous act as to when and how to bring them to book.

The time for prompt redress of this seemingly unending ugly trend is now. The perpetrators of these evil act should not be uncovered for whatever reason. There should be no save haven for the crime and the criminals in Nigeria again, especially under the new regime of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Many younger Nigerians are massively seeking for safety from another home country since their security in their father land is no longer guaranteed. This is a dangerous trend that should be worrisome to us a people.


Adeniran, a political analyst writes from Akure, Ondo State




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