The Oyo State Commissioner of Police has been urged to arrest Senator Teslim Folarin for carrying what they described as a “dangerous and prohibited weapon” at his governorship declaration rally that took place in front of the APC Secretariat at Oke – Ado, Ibadan on Tuesday 10th May, 2022.
This is contained in a press release issued today in Ibadan by the Oyo Development Vanguard and signed by its Media Director, Ibrahim Adetunji.
The group was worried that “a man who aspires to govern Oyo State will go to a political rally with a sword and was unashamedly brandishing it at the rally”.
The Group further noted that the action of Senator Folarin “is a flagrant invitation to violence and does not portray the governorship aspirant as someone who will promote a peaceful electioneering as we approach 2023”.
It is also the opinion of the Group that brandishing dangerous weapons such as a sword in the public is “a criminal offence which the police authorities are hereby invited to investigate.
“The Commissioner of Police must invite Folarin to show cause why he should not be charged to court for this very disturbing act.”
The Group appealed to politicians of all parties not to destabilise the state because of their political ambition.
“The development of our State and the well-being of its people is of far greater importance than the desperation for power by our politicians,” the statement read.