A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye has lamented the failure of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
Hon. Agunsoye, who was elected on the platform of the ruling APC, made the remarks during plenary on Tuesday following the attack on Igangan town in Oyo State.
The attack by armed gunmen suspected to be herdsmen saw at least eleven people killed, with several houses torched.
Reacting to the carnage, Agunsoye lamented: “Dear colleagues, the most hated person in the world is the person that speaks the truth and people would not want to listen to the truth because they do not want their illusion destroyed.
“Mr Speaker, dear colleagues, I think enough is enough. We need to address the main issue now. Where are we?
“The role of government in governance is to protect the lives and property of the people and to provide welfare for the people.
“Mr speaker, we have failed woefully in all this. My colleague Sununu said over 70 people were killed.
“My dear colleague from Oyo State said over 50 people were killed. Somebody from Imo said their people are being killed.
“Go to the north-east, north-central, south-east, south-west, north-west, south-south — our people are being killed. What are we doing in government?
“It is important we address this, Mr Speaker.
“Is it the time when we have fighter jets moving here and there then we would address this issue?
“Something has to be done Mr speaker,” Agunsoye added.
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