Peter Obi cancels parley with Pan Yoruba groups as anti-Govt protest hit Ibadan
By Nuru Lawal
A summit between the Labour Party, (LP) Presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi and hundreds of Pan Yoruba groups scheduled for Ibadan on Saturday has been cancelled.
A spokesperson close to the Labour Party said Obi was at Ibadan but had to cancel the summit to show respect for Nigerians protesting at Ibadan against the new Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) policy.
Riots broke out on Friday at Ibadan following denial of issuance of Bank notes to Bank customers. The protest continued on Saturday forcing the state Governor, Seyi Makinde to address the state in the TV broadcast.
Obi was expected to meet with several Yoruba groups under the banner
South West Development Stakeholders Forum (SWDSF).
He was expected to present his agenda and his plans for the people of the South West ahead of the Presidential poll slated for February 25.
Speaking for the forum, an official of the SWDSF Olalekan Ajia in a statement made available to Irohinoodua said the summit could not hold due to the riots at Ibadan.
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi was said to have arrived at Ibadan, at 12.42 pm for the meeting.
Olalekan said shortly after disembarking from the helicopter that brought him, he held discussions with his officials after which the decision was taken to suspend the summit