The Governor of Ondo Sate, Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed fear that the 2023 general elections might not hold if the present insecurity situation in the country persists.
Akeredolu who said this during an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday, thanked God for the life of Benue State Governor, Samuel Orom who narrowly escaped assassination in the hands of herdsmen.
He said, “I listened to Governor Ortom when he spoke and I sympathise with him that a governor will become a target for this attack and I thank God for his life and I think he is right, definitely we cannot conduct an election under an insecure environment.
“So, if this insecurity is not nipped in the bud, it will escalate undoubtedly, so all of us should be worried that as we are getting to 2023, we might have a full-scale banditry and other insecurity in the country and with that nobody can carry out any election in that atmosphere.
“He (Ortom) has made a good point that the Federal Government must sit up and ensure that this issue of insecurity is nipped in the bud.”