The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has berated Governor Dapo Abiodun for abruptly imposing curfew on residents of the State.
The PDP additionally condemned the choice of the Governor, banning Okada riders and buses from Wednesday until Friday.
DAILY POST studies that Gov Abiodun on Wednesday night imposed quick curfew on residents of the state, whereas banning the operations of Okada riders, business buses.
The Governor additionally mentioned there ought to be no type of procession or gathering above 20 individuals.
Gov Abiodun’s announcement has generated many damaging reactions throughout the State, as many accused him of not giving any cause for what they termed the “emergency curfew”.
Reacting in a press release on Thursday, the Ogun PDP Publicity Secretary, Akinloye Bankole, mentioned the social gathering is perplexed that, “the State authorities might take such a horrible determination, with out due consultations with acceptable quarters.”
Bankole advised DAILY POST that in a democratic setting, the federal government was anticipated to present just a few days discover earlier than announcement of the curfew.
He acknowledged that the State authorities ought to observe that Nigerians are nonetheless recuperating from their particular person losses, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic scourge, saying Ogun State residents are additionally not disregarded.
“Due consultations should be made earlier than arriving at a ultimate determination,” he mentioned.
“No doubts, so many individuals shall be affected by the curfew resembling intra and inter-state travellers, merchants transporting items and providers inside and out of doors the State.
“We additionally don’t know why Okada riders and bus drivers shall be banned by the federal government. How will they feed themselves if they aren’t allowed to go about their every day companies?
“All of us, as residents of the Gateway State are companions in democracy, inflicting extra hardship on the citizenry is inimical to democratic tenets,” the PDP mentioned.
In the meantime, the social gathering has congratulated Nigerians on the nation’s sixtieth Independence anniversary.
“Whereas we take unfettered enjoyment of celebrating with the mass of the individuals, we’re nonetheless not unmindful of the agony, the frustration and the distress which Nigerians have witnessed for the reason that delivery of the ruling APC authorities.
“Once in a while as this, as soon as once more, the PDP urges the ruling authorities on the centre and at state ranges, particularly the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun state to return alive by rising responsibly to all its electoral guarantees made to the individuals throughout electioneering interval,” Akinloye acknowledged.