Amidst fear that heralded this year’s celebration of Democracy Day in Nigeria, residents have continued to count their losses.

Speaking on a programme in Ilaro, a resident, Mr Rasheed lamented the closure of business including market places as he was unable to fix his vehicle.

Accotding to him, “even the spare parts seller did not open for business because of June 12”. Rasheed queried the rationale for keeping peace loving people at home forcefully when no meaningful result will come out of the proposed protest.

In an interview with Inkline Times, an elderly man, Mr. Adewale explained that, it has always been about noise, rumour and alll sorts every June 12 in Nigeria. He urged Nigerians to stop raising people’s temperature for fear of nothing.

Meanwhile, league of security personnel were seen patrolling the entire state towards ensuring security of life and property from the early hours of the day.

However, as at 2pm, Inkline Tomes discovered that, normalcy has returned with shop owners back on track. Traders were seen opening their shops while okada riders were back on the roads.

At Library junction, roasted corn sellers were busy with customers, while the popular Oriya area of Ilaro was ever busy with students preparing for resumption next Tuesday.

It would be recalled that the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun urged those planning to protest to do so “peacefully” without causing crisis in the state.

The governor also extolled the great virtues of Late MKO Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12 1993 presidential election in Nigeria in his Democracy Day message released by his Chief Press Secretary,.Kunle Somorin.


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