My stand on Akeredolu’s deputy security saga – Ondo Commissioner of Police Bolaji Salami
The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji has said that the Ondo Police Command under his policing architecture will never police lawlessness in the State.
Salami while reacting to a video on social media of his purported confrontation with the Deputy Governor of Ondo State over some number of cars, said the video was an attempt to foment sentiment and misunderstanding in the State.
On Saturday night, Ajayi was prevented from leaving the Government House when he was stopped by the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami who was said to be acting on Akeredolu’s order.
Salami further said, he only came to the scene when his officers and men at the government house could not broker peace between the aides of the governor and that of the deputy governor over the number of cars the Deputy governor would drive out at the time.
According to the CP, it is only necessary that his presence at the scene as the Command’s Commissioner of Police could calm frayed nerves.
He also said, having listened to the reason for the misunderstanding, advised both sides to come to terms, a condition they both agreed.
The police boss who said he has never been a politician all through his life and would not want to be dragged into politics affirmed that he is completely apolitical and as a police officer, his job is to protect the lives and properties of citizens of Ondo State.
Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki has for the first time openly spoken on the absence of children in her home and chided those who have used the issue to make politics.
She described such people as lacking understanding of the times and seasons that are in the hands of God.
Mrs. Obaseki spoke on the issue at the weekend when answering a question during a zoom meeting.
Responding to a question from a caller based in Britain on not having her biological children, Mrs. Obaseki said:
“I hear some people saying all sorts of things about us but I know nobody in his right senses would make jest of people who do not have their own children, but my advice for those in my shoes is to ignore them and focus on God.
“Children are a gift from God, so one must be patient with God and I really don’t mind what humans are saying as I know I have many children here in Edo to care for as the wife of the governor.
“On the other hand, I will advise proper check-up and do other things as advised by medical experts, do all medical investigations, but you know at times everything is right with you and it’s not just coming but that is when you actually need to hope on God”.
“You could try many other ways like IVS etc, but at times they don’t work, but you must be calm, relax and leave everything to God. For me, I’m very busy here in Edo, especially with my husband being the Governor, we have more than enough children here in Edo to care about and I really pity those mocking us. They don’t understand the issues of life”.
She noted that her husband has placed high premium on women empowerment programmes in Edo State, saying over 400 women were already part of government at different capacities.
“My husband has absolute confidence in Edo women, he has always talked about their loyalty and trustworthiness that is why he has over 400 of them in his government at different levels and he has always praised them for putting up excellent performances in their position,” she said.