The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said despite security challenges that have stretched the security agencies to the limit and COVID- 19 pandemic, the All Progressives Congress remains the best party to solve Nigeria’s problems.
Osinbajo said this shortly after he flagged off the APC membership registration/revalidation exercise in Ogun State.
In a statement from his office titled, ‘State of the nation: There will be evidence that justice prevails- Osinbajo,” the Vice President was quoted as saying lending support for the creation of state police just as he said governments at all levels must ensure justice for victims of crime.
He said, “Although we are in government at one of the most challenging times in history, we are not unaware of the plight of the people and we are determined to ensure justice for all.
“We must ensure the prosecution of all those who have been arrested for kidnapping, banditry and all other forms of criminality. There must be evidence that justice is being done. This is achievable by stronger collaboration between the police, states Ministries of Justice and the Federal Ministry of Justice.
“With the new Service Chiefs, we have a fresh set of eyes, intellect, and skills and a fresh look at strategies against the insurgency in the North East, as well as banditry and kidnapping elsewhere. In this new approach much, greater emphasis is being placed on technology for surveillance, intelligence gathering and attack.
“We must put in place a state police Structure. In the meantime, we must speed up and strengthen the community policing structures, and states must continually train, educate and formalise their local security structures so that they complement the federal law enforcement agencies.
“We must resist any attempts to destroy the unity of this country. Our people have lived and worked together for decades. While we must attend to the cries of communities for justice, equity and fairness we can do so within this same union. Ultimately we are stronger together than apart.”
Osinbajo who was accompanied by the Niger State governor and the National Chairman of the APC Registration and Revalidation Committee, Abubakar Sani Bello, was received at the Mayflower Secondary School, Ikenne by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, a former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, the Southwest Team Leader of the Committee, Senator Lawan Shuaib and other top members of the party.
He headed straight to Ward 1, Unit 3, Egunrege Poling Unit, Ikenne, where his membership was revalidated by the ward chairman, Segun Awomuti.