Highlights of the Day: Buhari meets Tinubu in Aso Rock, and Oyo APC accuses PDP of instigating protests in Ibadan
Oyo APC accuses PDP of instigating protests in Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of instigating protests in the state.
According to the Daily Post, there have been a number of protests in Ibadan, the state capital, over the past few days.
In a statement that was made available to journalists on Wednesday, the APC said that Governor Seyi Makinde and the PDP are to blame for the scattered protests that are taking place in parts of Ibadan.
In the statement, Wasiu Olawale Sadare, the APC’s publicity secretary, urged citizens to remain calm and patient and stated that violent protests and unrest would not resolve the issues.
Just In: In Aso Rock Villa, Tinubu and Buhari meet.
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the President, met with Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday morning.
Buhari’s 40-minute delay before arriving at the Council Chambers to preside over this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting is explained by the meeting, which was held at his official residence, according to senior presidency sources.
According to the PUNCH, Buhari arrived at the Council Chambers around 10:40 a.m., which was about an hour later than the usual time of 10:00 a.m.
Imo lawmaker’s house was set on fire by Hoodlums
The country home of the lawmaker representing Orlu State Constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly, Paschal Okolie, has been razed by gunmen.
Our correspondent learned that Okolie’s house in the Okporo community’s Umudura Akwakuma was burgled and burned around 1 a.m. on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the legislator informed journalists of the attack at his country home and urged state security personnel to address security concerns.
According to Okolie, while the escaping arsonists tore down his house, his library, documents, and some household items were all destroyed.
Protests over Naira: In Delta, Okowa appeals for calm
Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, Vice-Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Delta State, has urged residents of the state as well as Nigerians to maintain their composure in light of the scarcity of new Naira notes in the country.
Following protests by some residents of the state at the Orhuwhorun Community in the Udu local government area of the state, where a bank’s ATM gallery was set ablaze, the governor has issued an appeal.
Mr. Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, made a statement in Asaba on Wednesday that included Okowa’s appeal.
He appealed to the monetary authorities and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to take additional steps to increase the system’s money supply while also urging the populace to maintain their composure.