Oyo gov, Makinde, suspends campaign over fuel, Naira crisis
The Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has announced the suspension of his campaign activities over the unending fuel and new naira-note crisis in the country.
Governor Makinde, whose campaign trail has visited some parts of Oyo State, said this during the Flag-off of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road on Friday.
The governor said the suspension was in solidarity with the people over anti-people economy policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun confirmed this.
In the statement, Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended until further notice.
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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.
“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 reads.
Earlier in the day, protests had broken out in Ibadan the state capital as people took to the streets to protest the hardship brought about by the scarcity of fuel and the new naira notes in the country.
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