Aimela community disassociate themselves from protest

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The protest last week in Auki
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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

AUKI

Community members from ward (2) Aimela in the Central Kwara’ae constituency have disassociated themselves from the peaceful protest staged in Auki, Tuesday last week.

They came out to clear themselves following implications that three leaders from wards two, three and four are behind the protest.

Some members from communities in ward two told Sun Auki they knew nothing about the claims made over the protest.

A community member said they have community leaders who should be representing their views when it comes to issues concerning their communities.

“For instance, there was a meeting leading up to the protest and it claimed that leaders in ward two joined other leaders from ward three and four in the meeting.

“We asked our leaders and they didn’t know anything about the meeting.

“It seems their names were used to gain strength for the protest or some unknown people in the communities did that without informing our leaders,” he said.

He said while they accepted peaceful protest, they had no idea of the process leading up to the protest so they were not part of it.

“We are with MARA government and the claims presented in the petition saying ward two leaders are not true and such fabrication will not be tolerated.

“If you want to do something, do it yourself and stop referring to wards as only few might do it on behalf of the communities that weren’t come from the leaders, the man said.

He said they are persuading their MPA for ward (two) to know whether he involved or not in the issue and his stand on it.


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