No fewer than 2000 ladies and youths have marched round Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in a solidarity stroll to assist Governor Seyi Makinde, within the wake of the Attraction Courtroom judgement on the March 9, 2019 Governorship Election.
The protesters below the aegis of 5 totally different teams; ‘Save Oyo Group’, ‘Oyo State Girls Voice’, ‘Mekunu Koya’, ‘Oyo Mandate’, ‘Oyo Dotun Group’ and ‘Oyo State Youth Grand Alliance’ carried placards, singing varied solidarity songs in assist of the federal government. They marched throughout sure areas within the State earlier than terminating on the Agodi Governor’s Workplace, Ibadan.
Inscriptions on placards carried by the protesters included, “GSM until 2027”, “In GSM we belief”, “Free Training, Free Well being”, “Pensioners and Civil Service Liberators”, “GSM our Saviour” and “GSM, Oyo Stands Behind You,” amongst different inscriptions.
Addressing the individuals, Governor Makinde assured them that the mandate given him to serve them was intact and wouldn’t be allowed to be taken by anybody else.
Attraction for calm
He appealed to the individuals to stay calm and go about their duties lawfully, saying ”there was no trigger for alarm so far as the electoral victory on the 2019 Governorship Ballot was involved.”
He mentioned, “Relaxation assured, your votes on the election was monumental and gave us victory and since we got here to authorities we’ve got been serving you.”
“They received’t spoil our present. There may be nothing that has occurred to your mandate. Your mandate is unbroken. In the event that they declare they’ve received, why didn’t they report back to the Authorities Home this morning?”, Governor Makinde mentioned.
The Governor due to this fact appealed to residents to be regulation abiding, proceed of their companies and locations of occupational engagement with none concern as a result of they don’t have any cause to concern, promising his administration’s need to ship the dividends of democracy.
Addressing the Governor on the aim of the solidarity stroll, the chief of the group, Mr Kehinde Nojeemdeen, mentioned the ruling of the Attraction Courtroom was wrongly perceived by many individuals within the State, noting that the opposition occasion had gone to city with false information.
He restated the agency perception of the individuals within the Makinde administration, stressing that they’d stand by the federal government.
The chief additionally seized the chance to thank the Governor for all of the insurance policies he had launched, particularly within the areas of schooling and well being, including that the individuals wouldn’t permit the duly elected authorities be trampled upon by anybody.