Ogun residents angry with Abiodun, say he is ‘clueless’ with weekend lockdown

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The residents of Ogun state have kicked against the continuous weekend lockdown in Ogun state as a means of preventing the spread of coronavirus in the state.

PLATFORM TMES reports that the residents have started expressing dissatisfaction to the policy of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun over his refusal to lift the weekend lockdown despite appeal and agitations.

Some of the residents who spoke with PLATFORM TIMES expressed frustration over the continuous lockdown.

The residents who were visibly angry with the lockdown complained that the continuous weekend lockdown in Ogun state has no justification.

They noted that the lockdown allegedly showed the governor is reportedly clueless on how to fight the pandemic in the state.

They questioned the rationale behind the weekend lockdown despite allowing activities during weekdays.

The residents asked the governor to introduce other means of combating the pandemic rather than locking the state every weekend.

A resident identified as Mukaila said, “Governor Abiodun does not know what he is doing, he is just giving an order that is not realistic.

“What is the rationale behind the continuous weekend lockdown in Ogun state when other states have lifted same. He should lift the ban and allow us take responsibility for our health.”

Another resident, Banji Bankole said, “When a government is clueless, he started doing things that has no meaning. I don’t see any good reason for locking the state during weekends.

“Is it that it is only one weekend that coronavirus strike in Ogub because this stupid rules is really affecting the economic of the state and the governor is unperturbed.”

In the same vein, a resident identified as Kola Ibrahin lamented that the continuous weekend lockdown is grounding the economic activities of the state.

He added, “The governor better look for other options to combat the virus than the stupid lockdown that people are not even obeying.

“I have always said it that this government is clueless and there is no other justification than this.

“The people of the state need to kick seriously against this kind of government that does not put people’s opinion in their decisions and policy.”

Similarly, the state chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council, Olaposi Oginni showed that the continuous lockdown showed the government has lost the grip of power.

Oginni who double as chairman of New Nigeria People’s Party stressed that the weekend lockdown has become useless and lost its value.

He said, “the weekend lockdown has lost its value even if you look at what hapoened over the weekend testify to the fact that the lockdown is no more effective.

“What we saw is total disobedience by the people and even our interrogation with some of them showed that they can no linger partake in the continuous weekend lockdown.

“The total disobedience by the people showed that the government has lost control. We have been warning him that he needed to think out of box to look at alternative on how to curtain this pandemic rather than his clueless lockdown. “

Also, PLATFORM TIMES observed that some followers of the governor on a social network, Facebook also attacked him when he posted that the weekend lockdown continues.

A Facebook user, Temitope Olufemi said, “your excellency sir, is it only Saturday and Sunday coro is out in Ogun? (Sic) bcuz i don’t understand this format. Scam.”

Another user, Solomon Olusegun Ogunsanya said, “the total weekend lockdown is mainly in force to allow enforcement agents become billionaires”.

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