The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Friday announced the suspension of his campaign activities over the unending fuel and new naira-note crisis across the country.
According to Punch, Makinde said this during the unveiling of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road.
He said the suspension was in solidarity with the people over the anti-people economy policies of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun
In the statement, Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended until further notice.
Olatubosun disclosed that Makinde, who unveiled the Omi Adio-Ido Road in an emotion-laden voice, directed leaders of the party in the state to suspend campaigns, noting that the suffering of his people was much and that he was elected to protect their interests and well-being
“As a mark of honour to citizens and residents of Oyo State, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has direct that all campaign activities of the party at all levels be suspended until further notice”, the statement read.
He added, “Governor Seyi Makinde’s love for his people necessitated this unprecedented move, at this time. We urge all residents and citizens of the state to remain calm as we navigate through this difficult period together.”
Earlier on Friday, protest broke out in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital over fuel scarcity and non availability of the New naira note
Protesters stormed the streets of Ibadan, as well as the state secretariat to drive home their demands of a better livelihood
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