Drama sprung up as the Executive Governor of Kwara State had to step out of his car and forced to use a different means of transportation after #EndSARS protesters in the state reportedly blocked the road.
The Governor’s envoy could not move because the route he took had been blocked by the protesters.
He had to resort to board a motorcycle and continue his journey. A video making circulating on social media captures the interesting moment.
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Recall that, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Thursday joined a crowd of #EndSARS Protesters as they marched to the police headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
Governor AbdulRazaq marched with the youths after addressing them and assuring them of his support.
He also asked for the list of victims of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) brutality in the state.
The protesters had earlier stormed the government secretariat blocked the entrance and insisted on seeing the governor to address them.
In his address, the governor said efforts are in place to meet the demands of the protesters.
He explained that he and some other governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also announced the setting up of an ombudsman through which people can channel their grievances and have same attended to in the state. He said the ombudsman would be the go-between for aggrieved citizens and security agencies.
According to a source, Governor AbdulRazaq was said to have marched with the youths after addressing them and assuring them of his support.
It was noted that it is however not the first time the Governor would be found on a motorcycle, an instance of such took place in 2019 when the governor was said to have shrugged off his security details and walked across the street opposite the government house to charter a bike to take him to certain parts of Ilorin in other to monitor the progress of some projects.