Reps south west caucus condemn attack on Oyo govt house by Yoruba agitators

Elizabeth AtimeApril 16, 20242 min

Federal lawmakers from the southwest region condemn the attack on the Oyo state government house by Yoruba agitators and disassociate from the group.

The House of Representatives South West Caucus has disassociated itself from a group known as Yoruba Nation Agitators, saying their conduct in Oyo state has caused unrest and poses a threat to the peace and stability of the region.

The lawmakers also condemned the illegalities perpetuated by the group which they fear might further worsen the insecurity currently being faced by the zone.

OrderPaper recalls that some masked men in military uniforms, armed with rifles, cutlasses, charms and other dangerous weapons attempted to invade the Oyo State Governor’s Office and the State House of Assembly Complex Ibadan, the State capital on Saturday but were repelled by security personnel.

In a statement jointly signed by the trio of James Faleke, Taofeek Ajilesoro, and Adewunmi Onanuga, Chairman, Secretary General, and Deputy Chief Whip of the caucus respectively, the lawmakers called for dialogue in addressing any grievances that led to the invasion.

The statement read, “As representatives of the people, we stand firmly against any form of unlawful behaviour and violence that undermines the rule of law and the unity of our country, Nigeria. It is essential that all grievances and demands should be addressed through peaceful and lawful means, respecting the rights and well-being of all citizens.

“We urge all parties involved to engage in constructive dialogue, prioritize the welfare of our people, and work towards finding peaceful and lasting solutions to any grievances. Violence and lawlessness have no place in our society, and we call on all individuals to uphold the principles of peace, unity, and respect for the rule of law.

“The South West caucus remains committed to upholding the values of democracy, justice, and unity in our region and the country at large. Together, we can overcome challenges and build a better future for all.”

Elizabeth Atime

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