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Naira crisis: Governor Abdul Razzaq suspends his campaign rallies indefinitely

Abdul Rahman Abdul Razak, Governor of Kwara State, has suspended his campaign rallies as he aspires for a second term until further notice.

This came in the wake of violent protests that rocked the state capital Ilorin on Wednesday as a result of residents’ frustration with the naira exchange policy.

Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the unrest that spread across the state capital.

Governor Abdul Razak, in a special broadcast to the people of the state at 5pm Wednesday, expressed his sincere sympathy with the citizens on the ongoing scarcity of the naira currency as a result of the recent redesign of the currency of the Central Bank of Nigeria. .

He said, “To be clear, the Supreme Court has issued an injunction allowing the old and new papers to co-exist. This injunction remains in effect until the highest court rules otherwise.

Therefore, I want all of you to be calm, law-abiding and peaceful. Let’s not attack each other or destroy each other’s property.”

He appealed to the citizens to remain calm and serene and not succumb to any frustration or engage in any form of violence.

Governor Abdul Razzaq witnessed the inconvenience caused by the development to the general public, and emphasized: “We are in this together, and I assure you that this will end in the shortest possible time. I really appreciate your patience.”

Then he declared: “In solidarity with the mood of the public, I am suspending my public gatherings until further notice.”

Naira crisis: Governor Abdul Razzaq suspends his campaign rallies indefinitely

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