officials do not allow protesters to enter the governor’s office (video)
According to the Daily Post, the peaceful protest organized by the youth of Ogun State against the alleged ongoing murder by customs officials has almost escalated into violence.
It almost escalated into violence when government officials tried to stop protesters from entering Governor Okemosan’s office.
DAILY POST reports that youths led by President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, lawmakers representing Yewa North 1 and 2, Haruna Egungbohun and Adegoke Adeyanja were previously stopped by security officials as they approached the main entrance of the governor’s office in Abeokuta.
But the young protesters violated all security agreements, bypassing the police and other officers, shouting, “No one can stop us from entering.”
As they moved towards the entrance, some government officials ordered the gates to be closed to keep protesters out.
Our reporter reports that this development has angered the youth and lawmakers as it led to a screaming match between the two sides.
Wasted no time, the demonstrators went to the gate and forced it to open; while marching to the Ogun Meeting House complex, where they met with President Olakunle Oluomo.
Speaking to the President, New York State President Aielaagbe expressed disappointment that some officials might block the gate to keep young people out of the public office, stating that “Denying us at the gate is a rejection. the totality of everything that Ogun State personifies. “
Ayelaagbe told the president that the young people participated in a peaceful demonstration to draw the government’s attention to the speed with which young people from Ogun State were killed, allegedly by NCS staff.
He emphasized the need for the federal government to amend the NCS Act to end indiscriminate shooting in communities.
“We know there is a law that allows them to enter homes to export smuggled goods, but even so, they must behave politely. We cannot cross our arms and watch these killings continue.
“Over the past week, about four people have died and many were injured. Enough is too much! “- he stressed.
In response, Speaker Ogun Oluomo apologized on behalf of the Ogun government for the gate being closed.
“Let me apologize on behalf of the government for the fact that the gates were closed. In fact, I went to meet you at the gate to let you in, because there is no reason why they would say that people should not come and express their feelings. “ – said Oluomo.
He also said that Ogun State Assembly House shared the pain of residents of border settlements, who are usually victims of customs executions.
“Let me assure you that the Assembly House of Ogun State shares your efforts. We are 100% with you. We identify ourselves with the people of Ogun West. Remember, we previously passed a resolution asking the governor to call a meeting of the NCS and all state security personnel.
“I want to assure you that the House of Representatives will again appeal to the Governor and convince him to immediately respond to this question. Remember, until we restructure this country, the Governor will simply be the so-called senior security officer.
“You should be aware that while they say the governor is the chief security officer for his state, there are underlying issues that limit his ability to act. This is why we should be simpler about government (state). The government will take responsibility for fighting this issue to the end.
“At the Ogun Assembly, we go further than talking about it in the hall, sending resolutions to the governor. We will bring it up when we resume work in January. We will take all the necessary steps to make sure it is stopped. Injustice towards one person is injustice towards everyone, ”the President assured.
Watch the video below: