The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has criticized Governor Ayodele Fayose over the clampdown on students leaders in the state, Osun defender reports.
According to the Osun Defender, the APC said the National Vice-President, External, National Association of Nigerian Students, Tosin Ogunkuade, was arrested on the order of the Governor for addressing the crowd during the presidential campaign of the party in the state on Saturday.
A statement by the APC State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, said Ogunkuade’s offence was that he highlighted the challenges facing Nigerian students, saying the present efforts by the government were not capable of redressing the hardships faced by the students in accessing quality education.
“He said to the applause of hundreds of students in attendance that Buhari presented a better hope for students in their educational pursuits,” Olatubosun said.
Olatubosun said thugs trailed Ogunkuade to Ikogosi-Ekiti just 24 hours after he spoke, “where he and other students were attacked with deep machete cuts.
“After these students were attacked at Ikogosi, they ran to Efon-Alaye Police Station to report the matter. To our surprise, the police detained them before they were transferred to Aramoko-Ekiti Police Station.
“To our shock again, just this morning, one of their colleagues, Damilare Bewaji, who went to visit them at the Aramoko Police Station, was also arrested and detained by the police on the order of the governor,” he added.
Olatunbosun described the arrest as one in the series of other attacks on the APC sympathisers and supporters after the weekend campaign.
Ayo Fayose has been a staunch supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan. He has released numerous controversial ads against his major opponent ahead of the February polls Gen. Muhammudu Buhari of the APC