Angry youths attack journalists, voters in Ibadan

Angry youths attack journalists, voters in Ibadan

Some angry youths, on Saturday, attacked voters and journalists covering the general elections at Liberty area of Ibadan, the Oyo State.

The youths attacked the vehicles passing through Liberty-Oke Ado road, particularly those on election duties.
One of the vehicles attacked by the youths was occupied by newsmen, who were monitoring the elections.
The youths lamented the hardship they were experiencing due to the current scarcity of fuel and new naira notes.
They said the government should have addressed the problem before talking about elections.
Meanwhile, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Chief Taofeek Arapaja, condemned the action of the youth.
Arapaja advised them against venting their anger on innocent citizens, particularly journalists who were doing their legitimate duties.
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The former deputy governor in the state noted that the current state of the nation affected virtually everybody.
“There should be no reason for one to be attacking the other.
“Although anything affecting the livelihood and well-being of the people is likely to affect the electoral process, what can we do?
“I don’t know why our people are venting their anger on the journalists who are doing their legitimate duties.
“They are part of us and are also experiencing what the electorate is experiencing.
“They shouldn’t be attacked but you know our people when they are angry and want to show their anger, they can start burning houses and doing all sorts of things,” he said.
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