After the violent clash that tore the Iwo Road axis of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Wednesday, shop owners have cried for the dismissal of Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi (also known as Auxilliary) as the Chairman Disciplinary Committee of the Park Management System.
The traders who were grave serious expressed disappointment in the conduct and manner of operations of the PMS personnel during the visit of the Governor to the scene of the incident.
In response, the governor promised the people that an investigation has been launched into the incident and confirmed that, in the meantime, the government would sanitise the area behind Iwo Road where cultists congregate.
He equally promised to review the PMS and ensure that everyone involved in the act faces the full wrath of the law. Also assuring the government’s support to the affected phone sellers.
Makinde said, “I visited the scene of the Iwo Road incident this morning. The loss of lives during the mayhem that occurred is unfortunate and should never have happened. I give you my word that we will ensure that everyone involved in the dastardly act is brought to book.
“I have ordered investigations. In the meantime, we will sanitise the area behind Iwo Road where cultists assemble and review the Park Management System.
“We have also informed the phone sellers to choose representatives who will discuss how we can assist them.”
Meanwhile, in a related development, two separate groups of protesters beat the security officers to gain entrance into the Secretariat complex.
The group of concerned women were suspected to be traders in Iwo Road had driven into the Secretariat unannounced in a convoy of private cars.
After parking their cars in different places without been noticed, the women gathered at the entrance of the Governor’s office where they expressed anger and bitterness, especially at the death of the son of one of the shop owners.
The women who cursed the perpetrators as they stirred a scene at the Governor’s office entrance.
They were not allowed from gaining access to the office by the security operatives at the gate.
The women later moved to the entrance of the Oyo State House of Assembly Complex to also pour out their anger at the government and the PMS operatives.
No government official attended to them at both entrances.
Shortly as they finished, another group of protesters carrying placards stormed the same entrance of the Governor’s office.
Calling for justice and assurance that the perpetrators of the dastardly act be brought to book.
The situation again for the second time in two days forced the main entrance gate into the Secretariat to be shut.
After the protests, for hours, the main entrance into the Secretariat was left half-opened while safety measures were also noticed around most of the ministries, department and agencies within the Secretariat complex.