The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised alarm that he was physically assaulted by some officials of the police command. The governor said that he was slapped and shot at by security personnel who, according to him, were given instructions to kill him.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has said policemen deployed to the state for the Saturday, July 14 governorship election stormed the pavilion where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was holding their rally and harassed him.
The governor, who emerged with a neck brace narrated his ordeal and asked supporters of the party to remain resolute and vote for his deputy, who is also the governorship candidate of the PDP, Professor Olusola Kolapo, Punch reports.
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Fayose, who burst into tears while speaking with journalists said he was slapped, kicked and shot at by the policemen and said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) should be held responsible if anything happened to him.
The governor said: “My people, the Lord will fight this battle. The COMPOL MOPOL of Nigeria Police and the AIG ordered that the governor should be killed. I was slapped by a policeman and shot at.
“But I want you to be of great courage. This battle must be won. This is an army of occupation. I want you to stand and remain standing.
“I hope they will not cause 1983 crisis. I call on the international community, Ekiti is under siege. How can I be the governor of the state and be treated this way? I will go back to the hospital and remain there for a while.
“Stand with Eleka. I am having a lot of pain and I decide to bear this pain because of you, I am pleading with the international community, Nigeria is in trouble. They have arrested so many teachers, may okada riders, they put them in jail. Come and save Ekiti, this is our hour of tribulation.
“They said they have the instruction go kill me and the candidate of our party. They said they have the result they would announce on Saturday.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some armed police officers numbering over 50 had cordoned off the entrance to the Ekiti state Government House preventing movement in and out of the building.
Legit.ng gathered that a police armoured personnel carrier and Hilux vehicles parked at the entrance blocking the pavilion and the area leading to Governor Ayodele Fayose's office.
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