Police take over venue of self-determination rally in Ibadan
Armed policemen have reportedly taken over the proposed venue of the rally, Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
According to TheCable, Dapo Salami, a media aide of Sunday Igboho, a renowned political thug popularly known as Sunday Igboho disclosed that the rally had been postponed.
Igboho is an ally of the 86-year-old Akintoye.
“I think the rally was postponed yesterday. But I am on my way to see Igboho at home. I will get back to you on the issue,” he said.
The publicity secretary of the New Era faction of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Sina Akinpelu when contacted said he was aware of the rally but not present at Mapo hall.
Akinpelu said some people who showed up for the rally turned back because of the police presence at the venue.
Akinpelu noted: “I was involved to some extent before the scheduled date. But I have been too busy with private matters so I am not at the venue now.
“I can confirm however that some people called me and said they had to abandon being part of the rally because police were seen at the venue.”
Efforts to get Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo, through Kehinde Aderemi, his personal assistant, were futile.
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