*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Residents of Ibadan metropolis were on Saturday June 12, 2021 stayed indoor to observe the Democracy Day.
Some notable streets across the State Capital City were deserted by both human and vehicular movements.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng goes round the city to monitor the situation earlier in the morning met some protesters mostly youths, which are believed to be students of various higher institutions of learning, as well as some members of the Revolution Now at the popular Mokola Under Bridge.
The protesters were seen with various placards and inscriptions demanding for good governance.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde also joined the youth in a peaceful protests.
The youths in their hundreds gathered themselves to demand for a good governance started their peaceful protest from Mokola Under Bridge, with heavy presence of security operatives to ensure that the protests is not hijack by the hoodlums.
Governor Seyi Makinde who run into the protesters at the Bodija Housing in front of Aare Afe Babalola Building, Aare Avenue Bodija Ibadan addressed the youths to be calm and to also ensure that their peaceful protest is not hijack by hoodlums to avoid break down of law and order.
The Governor also identify with them on their legitimate demand for good governance.
Speaking with SWIndependentnews.com.ng, Comrade Apostle K of Revolution Now, said the protesters are protesting against bad governance, stressing that a cup of Garri which is regarded as the food for the poor people is now N70.
He said, Nigeria as country has collapse under President Buhari, we need an active President, our President is not active, we cannot continue like this, this suffering is too much, the price of all essential commodities are too high, the electricity is not working, our President recently suspended Twitter, this is injustice we want a better standard of living, this present administered has failed us.
The fuel price is increasing and there is no justification for it, there are killings of innocent people here and there, our people cannot go to farm again and this has given rise to the price of essential food commodities in market, and with all these problem our president seems not to be bothered.
“We can’t just continue like this we need to change the present situation by changing our president who has failed to deliver all his electoral promises after almost seven years in power. Apostle K said.
Major ever traffic busy route like Dugbe, Mokola, Sabo, Jericho, Iyaganku Road, Sango, Samonda, Alesinloye, Oluyole Road, Challenge, Orita Mefa, Total Garden, UCH among others were free from traffic gridlock as motorists and residents of the City deserted the roads for the Democracy Day.
Some notable shopping malls, as well as shops were totally shut, probably for the fear of being attack miscreants, but as at the time of filling this report, no official reports of break down of law and order by the protesters, and the entire city was calm, where few people that were sighted on are moving about with their lawful engagements.