Ekiti youths

 

Youths across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State on Monday staged a peace­ful protest to condemn the continued incarceration of one of the lawmakers in the state, Afolabi Akanni, who represents Efon-Alaaye-Ekiti Constituency in the state assembly.

The youths, under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ekiti chapter converged at the popular Fajuyi Park, from where they marched round the major streets of Ado-Eki­ti.

The youths, who car­ried placards with various inscriptions, called for the immediate released of the detained lawmaker.

Some of the placards read: ‘DSS Release Akanni Now’; ‘Nigeria Belongs to All of Us’ and ‘Gov Fayose is Our Man’, among oth­ers.

The President, NYCN, Ekiti chapter, Mr Olu­mide Fasuba, said the continued detention of Akanni without trial was undemocratic, describing it as impunity of the high­est order.

“This is a peaceful pro­test and we are gathered to express our displeasure on the continued detention of our lawmaker, Afolabi Akanni in the DSS custo­dy.

“This demonstration is against the impunity, ab­duction and detention of our lawmaker; it is Akanni today and can be any­body’s turn tomorrow, it can even be you or me.

“We therefore call for the immediate release of Akanni; he must not die in DSS custody”, Fasuba said.

He reiterated the non-partisan of NYCN, saying the protest was not po­litically influenced rather a call for justice to prevail.

Corroborating Fasuba, the President of Hausa Community in the state, Nuhu Lawal, urged the federal government to in­tervene in the matter
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