Osun elders condemn looting, destruction of property
• Commends Oyetola On Handling Of Protest
Some elders in Osun State have condemned the wanton destruction and looting of government and private property across the state by hoodlums under the guise of EndSARS protest.
But they extolled the leadership quality displayed by the State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, in managing the incidents, including the attack on him by hoodlums.
The elders, led by a former state governor and the pioneer Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Abdul-Kareem Adebisi Akande, who were on a solidarity visit to the governor in Osogbo, described the attack as unfortunate, unwarranted and alien to the Omoluabi ethos for which Osun was known.
Akande warned miscreants and those who have participated in the breakdown of law and order across the state to refrain from such acts.
Other elders on the solidarity visit are former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole; former Chief of Army Staff and Defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade and seasoned educationist, Prof. Olu Aina.
The elders charged federal and state governments to demonstrate magnanimity, courage and forthright leadership in addressing the requests of the youths.
Responding, Oyetola, appreciated the eminent citizens on their solidarity visit, describing it as an encouragement for him to be more dedicated, committed and determined to do things that will continue to bring genuine development to the people and the state.