FAMILIES OF SLAIN CORPS MEMBERS BLAST FG
By GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO - FAMILIES of the two corps members from Osun State killed after the 2011 Presidential Election, weekend, decried the failure of the Federal Government to redeem the N5 million promised each of them one year after, appealing to President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene.
Speaking, the families of Gbejo E. Ayotunde and Adeniyi K. Jelili, from Osun State, appealed to governors Rauf Aregbesola and Malam Isa Yuguda of Osun and Bauchi states respectively, who visited them, to assist in ensuring that the Federal Government fulfil the promise.
Governor Yuguda was in Osun State on a condolence visit over the death of Ayotunde and Jelili, indigenes of Gbongan, killed in Bauchi state after the 2011 Presidential election.
The two families lamented that while Bauchi and Osun states had fulfilled their promises to them, the Federal Government was yet to fulfil its.
Aregbesola called on Nigerian political leaders in the country to learn from the electoral mistakes of the past and conduct subsequent elections in such a way that everybody would be satisfied regardless of the outcome of the elections.
The Governor , who led Yuguda to the families of the corps members to commiserate with them, charged Nigerians against corruption and election violence, describing corruption as the bane of the country's development.
Aregbesola commended Yuguda for the visit and said the governor exhibited a deep sense of responsibility as a leader and that the visit brought a sense of relief after the brutal experience of 2011, stressing that the death of the young graduates were not the real issue but the inhuman way they were killed.
On his part, Yuguda accepted responsibility for the death of the youths and described their death as unfortunate and one that was avoidable.