No fewer than 190,000 thousand supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has declared support for Senator Teslim Folarin, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the March 11th gubernatorial election in Oyo state.
These supporters under their platform called PDP Vanguard made this known in a statement on their official twitter account @pdpvanguard on Wednesday.
The statement read: “It is essential that every eligible voter in Oyo State exercises their right to vote.
“The importance of this cannot be overstated, as every single vote counts and can make a significant difference in the outcome of the election.
“Folarin Is The Answer!”
While reacting to this development, Senator Teslim Folarin lauded their support.
Folarin, speaking, through his media aide YSO Olaniyi, called on other opposition parties to take cue from the PDP Vanguard by joining him to rescue Oyo state from the maladministration of Governor Seyi Makinde.
Folarin while speaking further, lamented that “Oyo State security system has shamefully degraded from a mountaintop of excellence during the days of “Operation Burst” to a despicable gutter of security deterioration such that Oyo State residents now live in palpable fear and tension”
According to him, “the reality of incessant armed robbery, inter-street clashes, brigandage of Oyo State Park Managers, banditry, burglary, cult rivalry and other social vices have become daily occurrences.
“The unfortunate aspect is that the present administration in Oyo State is insensitive, tolerant and incapable to arrest the situation. The summary of it all is that Oyo State is in a state of security breakdown, therefore requiring urgent rescue.
The leading gubernatorial candidate stated that his mission is to make Oyo State safe and secured for lives, properties and businesses.
He assured overhauling of security architecture in the state, effective coordination of all security agencies, reinvigoration of Security Trust Fund for improved resource intervention, provision pf adequate security for local and foreign businesses without fear of investment losses, setting up of Oyo State Neighbourhood Watch that comprises Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Odua People’s Congress (OPC) and Community Development Associations (CDAs) as local security architecture, to ontensify security patrol and counter-security measure, deployment of Technology (CCTV in strategic locations) for crime prevention and control, data capture of every Oyo State resident, leading to ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour. and to strengthen, empower, equip and motivate Southwest Security Network (Amotekun) towards effective operation.