By Adeboye Ado, AKURE
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has expressed confidence in the new administration of President Bola Tinubu, urging him to comprehensively revalidate the lost hope of Nigerians.
The Governor stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Monday in Akure, the state capital.
“The need for restructuring has become undeniable. The federal government must relinquish its excessive control over the sub-national entities. It is imperative that security is decentralised to the states. There is no better time than now for the establishment of state police.
“The symbol of the June 12 struggle made the ultimate sacrifice. We must not allow our people to continue paying the price in vain. It is devastating. By devolving power to the sub-national entities, we can deepen our democratic values, strengthen governance, and make our nation more resilient,”.
On democracy day, Akeredolu emphasised the need to reassess the current socio-political structure in the country to ensure progress and development.
He further acknowledged that June 12 represents more than just a milestone in the pursuit of justice, the Governor said that Democracy Day serves as a reminder of the importance of upholding principles of equity and fairness.
He called on the people to reflect on the significance of June 12 and honour the sacrifices made by the heroes of Nigeria’s democracy.
“Today is a commemoration of sacrifices, patriotism, and peaceful struggle. June 12 marks a significant moment in our country’s democratic history, symbolising a profound renewal of hope and ambition.
“It serves as a powerful reminder of our unwavering optimism and determination in the face of formidable obstacles,” the Governor said.