Dr Frederick Fasehun, founder of the pan-Yoruba group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), has asked that more should be done to protect Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Fasehun who made the call on Monday, March 13, said it is important to beef up security around the VP, stressing that his security should not be compromised.
Vanguard reports that the OPC leader expressed fear over the manner in which Osinbajo’s security was handled during his visit to Benin, Edo state recently.
He said the vice president’s security handlers should be more alert and alive to their responsibilities.
“Security lapses occurred during his visit to Benin, Edo State, when a young boy beat the cordon around His Excellency to steal a handshake from him. Viewed critically, the incident highlights a security breach a bomber could easily exploit.”
He made the observations at a press briefing he addressed on the state of the nation in Lagos.
“His handlers must take his personal security more seriously. Nothing must happen to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. God forbid that he should be the object of any attack, it will spell doom for this country because then you can trust the Yorubas and the South West to make both the blood of the dogs and the baboons really, really bloody,” he said.
Recall that few months back, Fasehun said President Muhammadu Buhari represents the worst threat to Nigerian democracy.
He said: “Buhari has the trappings of an unrepentant dictator,” and is not a converted democrat as claimed during the 2015 election campaign, The Punch reports.
The OPC founder was reacting to the recent crackdown on some judges by Department of State Services (DSS) over allegation of bribery.
Fasehun expressed worry that security operatives have not been following due process in their fight against corruption.