By Dayo Johnson
AKURE — SENATOR Bode Olajumoke said, yesterday, that the country was not matured for the establishment of a state police.
He said this after being honoured with a Trailblazer and Benevolence Award by the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, NNSS, Imeri, during its first Passing Out Parade.
Olajumoke said: “Until Nigeria matures democratically, the idea of state police should be submerged.
“In terms of whether we are growing in our democracy, it is unfortunate we have not, go to other neighbouring countries, Ghana, Guinea, I think there is a comparative appreciation for the need to grow democracy in those countries better than Nigeria; I pray that God will enlighten us, and it cuts across all the political diverse, but I hope eventually, we will get there.
“My advice is that we should ensure that democracy thrives in our society, that there is no imposition, no impunity, allow members of the ward to choose their councillors, allow members of a particular local government to elect their choice, it is a question of allowing true democracy to thrive.”
The PDP chieftain decried the move of the National Assembly to allow state Police.