Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, broke down on Wednesday while accusing policemen of beating, shooting at him, and brutalising Peoples Democratic Party supporters in the state.

Fayose made the allegation in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital at a rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“They (the police) are beating anybody who has any sign of PDP on them. They are not picking our calls; they’ve made up their minds to do this evil.

“I am in pain, I am in severe pain. I can’t turn this neck anymore. If anything happens to me, the Inspector-General of Police should be held accountable,” the governor told reporters while crying at the rally.

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The governor spoke after security operatives dispersed supporters of the PDP from the popular Fajuyi Park in Ado Ekiti where they had gathered for a rally ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Governor Fayose attempted to lead the supporters back to the park but the move was thwarted security operatives who reportedly fired gunshots into the air again.

As a result, the supporters moved to the Government House for the rally.
Addressing party supporters there, the governor, who showed up wearing a neck brace, called on the international community to intervene and protect the people.

“I am in pain but I prefer to bear these pains because of you. I plead with the international community, Nigeria is in trouble, Ekiti is in trouble,” he said.

“Please arise and stand for justice. They have arrested so many teachers, they have arrested so many Okada(motorcycle) riders. They have arrested so many PDP members.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. Too bad for APC. Why is APC so desperate to capture Ekiti by hook or crook. Buhari and APC should ensure a level playing field for all political parties come 14 July. This Ekiti governorship election is a litmus test for APC and above all for INEC to show how Independent they really are. The global Community is watching and Buhari should be extremely careful not to thwart people’s choice come July 14th. A word they say…….is enough for the wise.

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