Thousands Took To The Streets In Offa Against Tribunal Judgement

Thousands Took To The Streets In Offa Against Tribunal Judgement

There is now tension in Offa, as more than ten thousands protesters including non politicians took to the streets Wednesday night and repeatedly Thursday  morning.

The judgement of the Local Government Election Petition Tribunal which Wednesday sacked the chairman, Prince Saheed Popoola,the only Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN)member among the sixteen councils in the state and ordered rerun in 90days.

Prince Saheed Popoola speaking with journalists  said he was shocked by the spontaneous reaction of the people of the town across all the ages particularly those who are not politicians.

He said since they were expressing their feelings about him, he had no other choice than to join them and ensure that the protest was peaceful and that nobody damage any property in anger.

The Chairman exuded confidence that anytime the election is conducted the vast majority of the people of Offa will still vote for him because they were the ones that asked him to be their chairman in the first place.

Prince Popoola however cautioned the PDP led government in kwara state against causing political unrest in Offa by appointing Sole Administrator to replace him in the local government  as he remains the chairman till the court of appeal decides before the election.

It would be recalled that the Local Government Election Petition Tribunal kwara state,after long hours wednesday sitting   in ilorin   nullified the election victory of Offa local government chairman, Prince Saheed Popoola, of the Action Congress of Nigeria and ordered rerun election within the next 90days.

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