Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, announced on Friday that he would suspend his campaign activities due to the country’s ongoing fuel and new naira-note crisis.
This was stated by Makinde at the unveiling of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road.
He stated that the suspension was in solidarity with the people in response to the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government’s anti-people economic policies.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, the state Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism.
In the statement, Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended until further notice.
Olatubosun disclosed that Makinde, who unveiled the Omi Adio-Ido Road in an emotion-laden voice, directed leaders of the party in the state to suspend campaigns, noting that the suffering of his people was much and 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, Seyi Makinde, has direct that all campaign activities of the party at all levels be suspended until further notice”, the statement read.
He added, “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.”