Low turnout of hired hands today marred the so-called anti-Aregbesola protest that held at the gates of the national assembly today.
As early as 8am, the protesters who initially numbered around 20 reduced to as low as 10, with many of them running away moments after it started. Precisely, thirty minutes into the protest, many of the hired hands began to abscond without collecting agreed fees.
Recall the Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC) yesterday described as political and insincere, the planned rally of the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun.
OCSC, in a press statement by its Assistant Publicity Secretary, Comrade Abiodun Ibrahim on Monday said that the proposed rally was being sponsored by the opposition party to destabilize the state.
Ibrahim accused a sitting judge of the Osun state High Court, Justice Oloyede Folahanmi of mobilizing members of the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun state for the protest.
According to Ibrahim: “The Chairman of the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun state, Mr Adeniyi Sulaimon, Director Media and Publicity of the group, Mr Seun Adeoye, Mr Olukanni Yemi Oyedeji and other members of the group were brought by Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede as witnesses at the National Judicial Council (NJC) headquarters in Abuja on Monday for her defence against the petition written to the NJC by the Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC) on her petition against Aregbesola.
Osun Defender reporter who was at the scene gathered that one of the lead operative of the protest syndicate, one Seun Adeoye adorned in cassock and a black suit, called for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to investigate Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
When pressed on what exactly the EFCC should investigate, the operative gave an nebulous answer.
According to Osun Defender who covered the protest, the obscure demonstrators were largely ignored by passers-by, although, there was an AIT correspondent who interviewed their leader and after which money changed hands.
The correspondent was seen liaising with one of the protesters Alimi Adeniyi, who also claimed to be their leader.
Photos don’t lie, see images of the protest below: