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VIDEO: Protest rocks Oyo over fuel, Naira scarcity; Makinde suspends campaign

Residents of Oyo state on Friday took to the street to protest the hardship in the country over fuel and naira scarcity.

Ín a viral video on social media, the youths and other residents barricade the major roads in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Some protesters marched to the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan, and attempted to force their way into the Governor’s office.

The protesters were said to have been repelled by security operatives attached to the governor’s office.

Not satisfied, the protesters were said to have thrown stones and other dangerous weapons into the governor’s office.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has suspended his campaign activities until further notice over the unending fuel and new naira notes crisis in the state.

Makinde, whose campaign trail had visited some parts of the state, announced the suspension of his campaign activities at the flag off of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road on Friday.

This is contained in a statement by Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.

The governor said that the suspension was in solidarity with the people over the harrowing experiences in recent time over unending fuel and new naira-note crisis in the state.

Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended, noting that the people’s suffering was too much.

The governor said that the decision was taken because, he was elected to protect the interests and well beings of citizens of the state.

Makinde, who flagged off the Omi-Adio-Ido Road in an emotional laden voice, also directed leaders of the party in the state to suspend further political activities.

“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,” the governor was quoted as saying. 


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