Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has suspended his campaign activities until further notice over unending fuel and new naira notes crisis in the state.
Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism announced the suspension in a statement.
Makinde announced the suspension of his campaign activities at the flag off of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road on Friday.
The governor’s campaign train had visited some parts of the state.
He said the suspension was in solidarity with the people over the harrowing experiences in recent times over unending fuel and the new currency crisis in the state.
Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed the suspension of all campaign activities.
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He noted that the people’s suffering was too much.
The governor said he took the decision because he was elected to protect the interests and well beings of citizens.
Makinde also directed leaders of the party in the state to suspend further political activities.
He had flagged off the Omi-Adio-Ido road in an emotionally laden voice.
“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 governor was quoted as saying.
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