Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has announced the suspension of his campaign activities over the unending fuel and new naira notes crisis.
Stonix News reports that angry residents of Ibadan, on Friday, invaded some parts of the metropolis, barricading roads and destroying property in protest of the acute scarcity of naira notes and fuel.
Governor Seyi Makinde, whose campaign trail has visited some parts of Oyo State, took the decision during the kick-off of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road construction on Friday.
He said the suspension was in solidarity with the people over the anti-people economic policies of the All progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, obtained by Stonix News, confirmed the governor’s decision.
In the statement, Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended until further notice.
Olatubosun said Governor Makinde noted that the suffering of his people was too much, saying he was elected to protect their interests and well-being.
Dr. Olatubosun said, Governor Makinde, who flagged-off the Omi Adio-Ido Road in an emotional laden voice, directed leaders of the party in Oyo State to suspend campaign.
“As a mark of honour to citizens and residents of Oyo State, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has directed 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.”