Saturday, April 19, 2014

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Rioting Against Gov. Mimiko Due To Carnival


Heavy rioting broke out today in Akure, capital of Ondo State at the popular Oba Market.
The venue of the protest is a stone throw from the palace of Deji of Akure kingdom .
The protesting youths said they are not happy over the refusal of the Labour Party (LP) government in the state led by Olusegun Mimiko denying them use of the "Democracy Park" for their yearly carnival.
The youths had gone on the media both print and broadcast to advertise about their yearly '2014 Carnival'.
Popular Fuji musician, Saheed Osupa and his band was expected to perform at the carnival but the State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko ordered security agencies in the state to disrupt the event.
The rampaging youths claimed that they had invited the Fuji musician, stationed him at a hotel with his band to play at the carnival today.
They claimed to have spent millions of naira on the carnival without support from the government.
One of the protesting youths told journalists that they had written a letter to the state government for permission to use the venue.
They had booked the 'Democracy Park' close to Oja Oba Market along popular Oba Adesida road for the venue of the event but when the youths gathered at the "Democracy Park" they were barred by heavily armed security personnel stationed there by the governor.
A policeman was quoted saying that 'They would shoot at anyone if the youths refused to leave the venue'.


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