By Dayo Adu

The pockets of protests rocking the Ibadan metropolis have stalled the southwest stakeholders parley with the labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.

There had been palpable fear in Ibadan following Friday and Saturday’s morning protests by aggrieved youths in some parts of the metropolis over the non availability of the New Naira Notes and scarcity of fuel.

The presidential parley organised by the Southwest Development Stakeholders Forum was billed for Saturday to dialogue and critique the LP presidential flagbearer’s intended programmes as regards the southwest region but left participants in disappointment as the former Anambra state governor couldn’t feature due to security reasons.

Our correspondent reports that the LP presidential candidate’s aircraft landed at few minutes past one in the afternoon on the premises of the Liberty Stadium but was prevented by the Director General of Obi/Datti campaign council, Mr Akin Osuntokun from attending the much publicised event at the Jogor Centre.

Addressing the various groups who had anxiously seated in the hall as early as eight o’clock in the morning, Chairman of the forum and Publisher Alaroye weekly magazine, Mr. Alao Adedayo dispersed the audience and assured that the parley would be reconvened.

Mr. Alao Adedayo who lamented the hardship experience due to non availability of Naira notes and Scarcity of fuel noted that life of the Labour Party presidential candidate could be at risk due to possible hijack by unsuspecting elements.

He however urged authorities concerned to prevail on the situation and entrenched normalcy so that people can go about their lawful activities, in a peaceful environment.

Mr. Peter Obi’s Saturday’s attendance would have made it a total of six Presidential candidates who had featured on the presidential parley series since it commenced on the 17th of last month.

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