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Protesters Storm Oyo Assembly over Commissioner Designate

There were pro and anti protest at the Oyo State House of Assembly against the nomination of Mr Seun Fakorede as commissioner designates by Governor Seyi Makinde. 

During the peaceful protest at the entrance of the Assembly complex, some elders and youths from the People Democratic Party, PDP in Ibarapa North and Central Local governments where Mr Fakorede hails from, alleged that the father of Seun Fakorede, Chief Olusola Fakorede had defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, prior to the 2019 governorship election. 

Speaking on behalf of the group, Alhaji Rashidi Sunmonu also alledged that stakeholders involved have not honoured zoning agreement with the nomination. 

Also speaking, a PDP leader from Ibarapa North Local Government, Sir Samuel Olawuwo said the protest was not to antagonize Governor Seyi Makinde but to register their concern on the picking of Seun Fakorede as commissioner designates.

In a pro protest, Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students, Oyo State, NANS, Mr Asubiojo Olujuwon while commending Governor Makinde for the nomination, said irrespective of in-house problems, Mr Fakorede was a competent Nigerian who would bring development to youths and sports.

Meanwhile, at time of this report, the screening of the three commissioner nominees, scheduled for today was yet to commence on the floor of the house. 

Mosope Kehinde

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