The Human Rights Monitoring Agenda has petitions the Inspector General of Police on the urgent need to caution the excess use of Executive power in the state and to be committed to an undertaking on the safety of live of Hon. Wale Adedayo; Sen Gbenga Daniel and others who Ogun State where the constitutional rights to freedom of expression is gradually becoming crime.
The petition received by the office of the Inspector General on Monday, 25th of September, was titled “URGENT NEED TO CAUTION GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN AND COMMIT THE GOVERNOR TO AN UNDERTAKING ON THE SAFETY OF SENATOR GBENGA DANIEL, HON. WALE ADEDAYO AND OTHER POLITICALLY ENDANGERED INDIVIDUALS” and signed by HURMA Executive Director, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak.
The organization in the petition express a serious fear on the need to safeguard a democratic environment and prevent breaking down of law and order due to executive Recklessness presently at play in Ogun State.
“We have been inundated with pleas for intervention from concerned citizens of Ogun State regarding the alarming politically motivated threats that certain individuals are facing. Specifically, we are deeply concerned about the safety of Senator Gbenga Daniel, Hon. Wale Adedayo, and other individuals who are deemed politically endangered in the state.
“Our investigation has revealed a disturbing pattern of harassment and vindictive actions allegedly orchestrated by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State against perceived political opponents. It is imperative that we address these concerns to ensure the safety and security of these individuals.
“We firmly believe that only a commitment from Governor Dapo Abiodun to guarantee the safety of these political opponents can provide the necessary reassurance and prevent further threats. The prevailing sentiment among the people of Ogun State is that if the governor can take punitive actions against a Local Government Chairman advocating for transparency and accountability, and openly disregard a court order obtained by a serving senator and former state governor like Senator Gbenga Daniel, then the safety of ordinary citizens cannot be guaranteed.
“Furthermore, the governor’s disregard for a court order pertaining to the stay of execution of a property demolition has raised fears of potential lawlessness and the erosion of the sanctity of justice within the state.
“In light of these alarming developments, we urgently request that the Inspector General of Police intervene by addressing Governor Dapo Abiodun and seeking clarification on the reported attacks against perceived political enemies. It is the duty of the governor’s office to ensure the safety of all residents of Ogun State, including individuals like Hon. Wale Adedayo, who are no longer secure in their residential homes.”