The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo State, has alleged that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s refusal to pay the allowances of soldiers manning checkpoints in the state led to the withdrawal of operatives from the roads.
The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kennedy Peretei alleged that the soldiers have not been paid for over four months.
InfoStride News had earlier reported the exit of soldiers from checkpoints.
It was gathered that there were 32 strategic locations in the state where the soldiers used to man to curb the activities of kidnappers and other criminals in the state.
According to Peretei, all efforts to appeal to Akeredolu to pay the soldiers fell on deaf ears, adding that the move of traditional rulers to plead with the governor on the issue did not yield any results either.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State chapter joins other well-meaning Ondo State citizens to appeal to Governor Akeredolu, to immediately pay the outstanding allowances due to the security personnel without further delay.”
While stressing that the primary responsibility of any government is the protection of lives and properties, the PDP said the APC-led government in the state has been breaching the constitutional responsibility.
“What happens when, the criminals now have a field day, because of the failure of the Governor to do the needful?”.
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