By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri – The Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday claimed that the encounter between the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, and the police, was a violation of Fayose’s human right by the Police.
The PDP members led by the state chairman, Charles Ezekwem, marched to the Police Headquarters, in Owerri, where the State commissioner of Police, Mr. Dazuki Galadanchi, received their protest letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police, IGP.
As captured in the statement, “We the State working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo state and the entire Peoples Democratic Party, Imo state observe with dismay the police brutality on the governor of Ekiti state, Governor Ayodele Fayose.
“This violation of human right is coming just two days to the governorship election in Ekiti.
“We are rising in protest because if we allow this ugly incident to pass without our condemning it, we shall surely face the same situation here in Imo state where the present governor has shown no respect for rule of law.
“We strongly condemn the happening in Ekiti state and it was a sad commentary to our democracy that governor Fayose came out on television and was crying over brutality of police and the injuries he sustained from the incident in Ekiti.
“We therefore plead that you use your good offices to ensure that the incident that took place in Ekiti does not repeat itself so as to avoid total breakdown of law and order in Nigeria.
“The whole world is watching Nigeria and it will be very bad if democracy fails in our time.”