JUNE 12: Deji lauds Akure youths for dissociating selves from planned protests.
Written by crest887fm on June 11, 2021
The Deji and the Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi Odundun II has lauded the youths of Akure Kingdom for being peaceful and proactive in ensuring that they do not allow breakdown of law and order within the kingdom.
Oba Aladetoyinbo stated this while addressing youth leaders from all the quarters in his domain.
In a statement made available by the Chief Press Secretary to the Monarch, Mr. Adeyeye Michael, the Deji said there are rumours flying round that some people are planning to stage a protest which might be hijacked by hoodlums to perpetrate violence and wreak havoc.
“I am confident that no Akure youths or non indigene resident in Akure will ever think of doing anything inimical to the peace of Akure, Ondo state and Nigeria by extension”.
The Monarch said he strongly holds the view that Nigerians are entitled to peaceful protest and the need to agitate for whatever bothers their mind. However, the current security situation is so fragile that we cannot allow anything to add to the existing woes.
Speaking earlier, the Youth Leader of Akure, Comrade Tuyi Adekanbi who led other youth leaders to the meeting decried the growing rate of insecurity in the land and the growing panic among residents of Akure.
The youth Leader said there has been great apprehension in the last few weeks as our people could not sleep peacefully.
There are reported cases of gunshots in some areas in Akure. “As youths, we are mobilizing ourselves to defend our city against any external aggression”. While we are now more security conscious in all our localities, we want to also urge our people to desist from peddling rumour and raising the already aggravated tension.
The Youths however, pledged not to be part of any planned protest during the June 12 Democracy Day Celebration. They vowed to continue to press for good and responsive government, youth empowerment and revamping of the economy which is nosediving.
Oba Aladetoyinbo urged the people to go about their lawful duties without fear. Our people should also stop the panic buying, he added.
The meeting had in attendance, Senior High Chiefs, Chiefs and Olus. The Olu of Ifetedo, Chief Ade Fayehun also attended the meeting alongside other youth Leaders.