By Oluwakemi Ishola
The Oyo State Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan has debunked Oyo State Government’s position that he was part of the Oke-Ogun stakeholders that wanted Police Squadron to be sited in Igboho instead Ago-Are in Oke-Ogun.
Special Adviser on Political Matters to Governor Seyi Makinde, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye while featuring on a popular socio-political programme on Fresh FM Ibadan “Political Circuit” on Saturday, said that some bigwigs in Oke-Ogun requested that the Police Squadron be situated in Igboho town.
In a swift reaction to the revelation made by Hon. Babs Oduyoye, the anchor of the programme, Mr. Mayor Isaac Brown, read out a reaction message sent to his phone by the Deputy Governor. According to Mayor, “I (Deputy Governor)was not one of the political office holders from Oke-ogun who requested that the Squadron should be located in Igboho”.
Immediately after the message was read out, Hon. Oduyoye countered Engr. Olaniyan message again saying, ”It was not to be sited in Igboho, the Deputy Governor had inputs. His domain covers the whole of Okeogun; he is the Deputy Governor and he is the highest-ranking political officer of the Peoples Democratic Party from Okeogun.
Hon. Oduyoye further said that Governor Makinde went to Abuja August to request for the Police Mobile Squadron to strengthen the security of the state as against the general view that it was diverted from Oyo town to Ago-Are.