The Social Democratic Party candidate for Ilorin East and South Federal Constituency, Hon. (Dr) Abdulganiyu Saka Cook-Olododo has announced tentative suspension of i his campaigns across the 23 wards of the constituency.
The suspension, according to a statement by the Director Media and Publicity of Ganiyu Saka Cook-Olododo Campaign Council (GSCCO), Ibrahim Sheriff is as a result of the ongoing protests across various areas within Ilorin metropolis, most of which falls within the Federal constituency Olododo represents.
The statement said “We regret to announce the suspension of ward-to-ward campaigns for the SDP candidate for Ilorin East/South Federal Constituency, Hon. (Dr) Abdulganiyu Saka Cook-Olododo.
“The campaign train, billed to hit Oke Oyi/Oke ose, Maya/Ile Apa and Agbeyangi/Gbadamu Osin wards is called off, as a result of the civil unrest caused by the Naira currency scarcity occasioned by the Federal Government’s currency swap policy. Areas affected includes Yakuba and Gambari, in Ilorin East Local Government.
“While we sympathize with Kwarans, particularly residents in Ilorin East and South over the untold hardship meted by the ill-implemented currency swap policy which has further exacerbate the socioeconomic hardship that characterizes the APC government at all levels, we urge our people to resist temptations to take laws into their own hands, but rather leverage on the legitimate opportunity availed them by the February 25th elections to set set Kwara state and Nigeria on the path of sustainable peace and prosperity, by voting our party, SDP.”
“Hon. Olododo has proven to be a man of the masses and at this critical moment of our National existence, we wish to assure the people of Ilorin East and South Federal Constituency that we stand by the people and will continue to advance legislative course that will bring succor to our people and ensure their welfare is guaranteed”, the statement added.
It can be recall that Olododo had challenged the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele over the non availability of new currency in Kwara state, when Emefiele was invited by the House of Representatives.