Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has announced the suspension of his campaign activities over the ongoing fuel and new naira notes scarcity.
Makinde, whose campaign trail had visited some parts of Oyo State, disclosed this while flagging-off the Omi Adio-Ido Road in Ido Local Government Area, on Friday.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, the suspension is in solidarity with the people over the anti-people economic policies of the All progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.
Olatubosun said Makinde directed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in the state to suspend all campaign activities until further notice.
He said the governor noted that the suffering of his people is too much, stressing that 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.
“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,” the commissioner said.
Our people can’t be be suffering while politicians are dancing at rallies- Adelabu
Also, the Accord governorship candidate in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has suspended his state-wide campaigns for three days in solidarity with Nigerians over the ongoing fuel and naira notes scarcity.
Adelabu, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by his campaign organisation, said the suspension was necessary to sympathise with the people on the hardship they are going through.
He said: “I sympathise with Nigerians on their present predicament. To say times are hard is an understatement. No one is left out in this situation. People have money in the bank and they cannot access cash.
“I want to use this opportunity to call on government to as a matter of urgency address the problem. Our people cannot continue to suffer while politicians are dancing around at rallies. These are the people we want to govern.”
Kolapo Kola-Daisi suspends camapign activities in solidarity with people
Similarly, the Accord candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District, Kolapo Kola-Daisi, has suspended his campaign activities till further notice.
In a statement he personally signed, Kola-Daisi said the interests and well-being of the people is his priority.
“As a candidate running for office, it is my duty to represent the interests and well-being of the people. In light of the current situation and the immense suffering faced by the people, I have ordered a halt to all political campaigns and activities in my team as a gesture of solidarity until further notice.
“It is also imperative that the current government takes swift and decisive actions to alleviate the suffering of our people. The effect of a hike in the price and shortage of fuel, coinciding with a nationwide cash crunch is too telling to ignore, and the people of this nation need real solutions, and they need them now.
“The betterment of our nation and the well-being of its people should be our common goal now; the political landscape can wait. We owe it to the people to put their interests ahead of our own political agendas. I stand in solidarity with our people to demand swift solutions.
“Regarding reports of riots in major city centres across Ibadan, I kindly urge my fellow constituents for calm. I understand the frustration and anger that has led to the current unrest. However, acts of violence and destruction only leads to more suffering and do not solve the issues. Let us make our demands without being destructive,” he said.
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