According to Sahara Reporters, youths in Akure, Ondo State today took to the street to protest the state governments decision barring them from using the Democracy Park in the state which they had planned to use for their annual festival which was to hold today.
According to the youths, they had already taken permission from the State government through a written letter and there was no objection from them prior to today. Fuji Star Saheed Osupa was already in town to play at the festival as well as other guests who had come into town to celebrate with them. Continue…
They were however surprised that as they gathered at the park today to celebrate, they were barred by fierce looking mobile policemen who said they were there at the instance of the state government.
According to government officials, they stopped the youths from holding the carnival for fear of the event being hijacked by hoodlums or exposing the state to other security challenges such as an attack from the dreaded Boko Haram.