Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has joined other protesters in Ibadan, the state capital to mark the June 12 Democracy Day.
The protesters were surprised when Makinde drove himself to the protest ground with little security to address them. The governor who was wearing a brown attire was welcome amidst cheers and loud praises.
The ongoing protest is against bad governance, insecurity, and against the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Meanwhile, popular Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has joined protesters at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in the Ojota area, the venue of the June 12 protest in Lagos State.
The protesters who were earlier been dispersed by security operatives reconverged in front of a motor park approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation with placards, chanting “Buhari must go” and demanding good governance and end to insecurity in the country.
Addressing journalists, Mr Macaroni queried why the president who contested presidential elections at least four times before he got to power, is the same person causing pains to Nigerians.
However, some persons who identified themselves as supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari clashed at Unity Fountain, Abuja, over sharing of money. The rally is to show support for Buhari to commemorate the June 12 Democracy Day of Nigeria.
But, an internal tussle broke out amongst members of the #IStandWithBuhari protest group.
Leaders of the group were seen in a heated exchange of words over the sharing of money meant for organising the counter protest. An anti-Buhari protest is also stagged at the same venue on Saturday.
The president’s supporters gathered with customised T-shirts and placards, some of which read, ‘Nigerians say no to fake activist’, ‘Nigerians say no to violence’ while the anti-Buhari protesters carried placards that read ‘no to bad governance, no to banditary, no to corruption’ and other inscriptions.
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Doris Israel Ijeoma is a Journalist and freelancer. She is a graduate of Nigerian Institute of Journalism. She writes political stories, entertainment and human Interest