On Saturday, June 12th, Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, joined the youth in a peaceful protest.
Hundreds of young people gathered to demand proper governance, and they began their peaceful protest from Mokola Under Bridge, with a substantial security presence to ensure that the protests were not hijacked by hoodlums.
Governor Seyi Makinde joined the demonstrators in front of the Aare Afe Babalola Building at the Bodija Housing Junction.
The Governor joined the primarily young demonstrators to guarantee that the demonstrations were not hijacked by hoodlums and to identify with their legitimate demand for good administration.
The protesters who are majorly students of higher institutions of learning and members of Revolution Now staged a peaceful protest demanding for a good governance.
Comrade Apostle K of Revolution Now, spoke to newsmen who were monitoring the protests that began at Mokola Under Bridge, said the protestors are protesting against bad administration, pointing out that a cup of Garri, which is considered a staple food for the poor, is now N70.
He stated, “Nigeria as a country has collapsed under President Buhari; we need an active President; our President is not active; we cannot continue in this manner; the suffering is too great; the price of all essential commodities is too high; the electricity is out; our President recently suspended Twitter; this is injustice; we want a better standard of living; this current administration has failed.”
Fuel prices are rising without cause, there are random killings of innocent people, our people are unable to farm again, raising the price of critical food commodities on the market, and our president appears unconcerned about any of these issues.
“We can’t keep going like this; we need to change the situation by replacing our president, who has failed to deliver on all of his campaign pledges after over seven years in office.”
According to Apostle K. as of the time of writing this article, everything in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, is running well, with most of the normally clogged highways clear of traffic.
As at the time of filling this report everything is going on well in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo State, as most of the ever congested roads are free from traffic.
The protesters we’re so happy to have the State Governor in their midsts, and also promised to make sure that the protests end on a peaceful note.