The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has joined other political leaders in the country to commiserate with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the death of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin.
Makinde pledged that south-west governors will not give up on the struggle to protect the people of the region against any attack, saying “this is so fundamental that we have to do it.”
Makinde said: “This is not the time for political statement or colouration, what happened is something very serious and if it has happened to somebody ordinary we would never hear anything.
“All the governors from the South West held a security summit and we are frivolous about it and we will take this seriously and what has happened will make us double up our effort.
“This is supposed to be a federation with the federal system and both the state government and the Federal Government and one should not be subordinate to other and we will continue to fight for true federalism and for the opportunity to be able to protect our people because it is so fundamental that we have to do it.
“This is the time to come together in unity to fight for our people, it is not the time to fight or look at ourselves of belonging to different ideological setup or different political party
“It is the time to bring the agenda of Yoruba land forward and fight it collectively. It is sad that something like this has to happened to nudge us in this direction. I want to seek for everybody’s support and we will provide the leadership and we are not going to turn our backs to the people.
“Under the constitution, it is not everything that represents true federalism. All the thing that represents true federalism, let’s take it first and put it in our pockets and those ones that we know should put us in a position that when we want it we start fighting for it.”