Injured Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose returns to PDP mega rally in Ado.
Fayose had escaped a plot to assassinate him by Fayemi and his APC, and the governor received treatment at the clinic in Ekiti Government House after he was hit by a teargas canister fired by the policemen,” said Lere Olayinka, the Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media. PDP added that Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti is currently under siege by men of Nigerian Police with “instructions to kill Fayose or the party’s candidate Olusola Eleka in order to influence the party’s election. The governor’s security aides have also been withdrawn.
Moments after Fayose was reportedly attacked, he appeared at the PDP’s rally holding at Fajuyi, which is close to the govt house, sporting a neck brace alongside a sling that was tied around the wrist of his left hand. “My people, the Lord will fight this battle. The Nigerian Police and the AIG ordered that the governor should be killed,” Fayose explained at the rally. “I was slapped by a policeman who kicked me and shot at me, but I want you all to be strong and be of great courage. Do not be dismayed.
“This battle must be won. This is army of occupation. They have come to occupy our land. This is not the democracy we asked for. I want you to stand and remain standing. Don’t be afraid. Remain and face them.”
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, recently deployed a total of 30,000 police personnel to provide security during the Ekiti election that will hold this Saturday. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, on Sunday, said the police boss equally order the deployment of two patrol surveillance helicopters, five additional Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, ten Armoured Personnel Vehicles and 250 Police patrol vehicles to the state.
“I pray that they’ll not cause 1983 problem in Ekiti,” Fayose added. “I call on the international community, Ekiti is under seige. The PDP men are being arrested every day. How can I be a governor of Ekiti State and be treated like this in our own country? My people, I call on all of you, stand and keep standing. Stand for justice. Stand for this election. Stand with Eleka and stand with PDP. By the grace of God, you will celebrate.
“They said they have instructions to kill me or the candidate of the party. They said they have the results already they’re going to announce on Saturday. They Lord will not allow them.”
Breaking News! Ekiti 2018: Nigeria’s Democracy is seriously under siege. @GovAyoFayose teargassed, beaten by men of @PoliceNG in Ekiti State this morning.The Deputy Governor and Candidate of @OfficialPDPNig, Prof. Eleka was also beaten. @UN @USEmbassyAbuja @UKParliament @POTUS pic.twitter.com/sHN7NrNizB
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 11, 2018
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