…as tension brews in Ekiti as security men allegedly tear gas Fayose
Tension is brewing in Ekiti presently as palpable fear and anger have enveloped the people after governor of the state was allegedly beaten, tear gassed and dragged on the floor by security men who had occupied the gates of the governor’s office since Tuesday when President Mohammadu Buhari came to the state for mega rally of the All Progressive Congress.
Posters displaying PDP candidates were torn at the Fajuyi park and replaced with those of APC candidate.
The governor was bandaged on the neck and hands, managed to speak with teeming supporters who marched to the governor’s office to sympathize with him.
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) July 11, 2018
The governor suddenly fainted after briefly addressing the people and that further angered them as they cursed and rained verbal invectives on the opposition and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi
Trouble started when Fayose, leading thousands of supporters in a victory walk he had announced to hold in Ado Ekiti some days ago, approached some stern looking armed policemen to demand why they were preventing people to mass at the campaign venue in Fajuyi pavilion.
Responding, security men allegedly teargassed him and many others, and shot sporadically in the air.
Alleging physical assault by the security agents, Fayose said: ” I was slapped by a policeman who kicked me and shouted at me, but I want you to be strong and be of great courage do not be discouraged, this battle must be won. They have come to occupy our land, this is not our democracy. I pray that they will not cause 1883 in Ekiti. I call on the international communities and relevant agencies, Ekiti is under siege. How can l be a governor of Ekiti state and be manhandled like this?
“I will go back to the hospital and rest. Be resolute stand with PDP and Eleka. I am having a lot of pains but I prefer to bear this pain because of you.
I call on international communities, Nigerian and Ekiti is in trouble, they have arrested many PDP members, put them in chains and locked them away.
Come and rescue Ekiti State. We are the majority, we are the party to beat. They said they have the instruction to kill me or the candidate of the party but they will fail.” He said.
Fayose was later rushed to the intensive care unit of the state hospital after he fainted.
When called on phone to react to the development, Police Public Relations Officer, Called Okechukwu, said he would send his reaction very soon but was yet to reply as at the time of filing this report