Groups tackle Governor Seyi Makinde over nomination of 27-year-old graduate.
A mild drama hit Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, when two groups on Thursday took to the streets leading to the Oyo State House of Assembly complex, Agodi, to express their displeasure in a peaceful protest at the appointment of a young graduate, Oluwaseun Fakorede.
While a group supported the 27-old-year graduate, the other group opposed his nomination.
The anti-Fakorede group, consisting strictly of PDP leaders in the state, claimed that the young man’s father had already decamped to the ruling party, who also worked against the success of their party during the elections.
Party loyalists who displayed placards during the protest urged Oyo lawmakers not to screen or confirm Fakorede as substantive commissioner.
But the pro-Fakorede group, who are mostly students and representatives of the student association bodies, noted that the nominee had the capacity to deliver and represent the youths well in Governor Seyi Makinde’s cabinet.
As at the time of the protest, the lawmakers, who were expected to conduct the screening exercise, were yet to converge at the Chamber of the Assembly.