Tension in Ekiti State reached an all time high as Saturday’s governorship election approaches and has climaxed on Wednesday as security agents deployed in the state for the election dispersed a rally called by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Governor Fayose had called on the people of the state to put on a white attire and gather at the pavilion at Fajuyi Park in Ado Ekiti for a rally, and while the people gathered, the police dispersed the people.
The police had shot several canisters of teargas to disperse the gathering crowd and had also shot into the air to scare them away.
It was gathered that when informed of what was going on got to Governor Fayose, he was said to have moved to the gate of the Government House where the pavilion is, to find out what the problem was.
The sources claimed that one of the policemen at the venue stopped Governor Fayose in his tracks, pulled him back and order him to go back.
The governor was said to have explained that he was the governor and, according to the sources he was beaten, teargas him and that he collapsed.
“They poured water on his head while he collapsed under the attack,” the government house said and added that “he had to be rushed to the government house clinic for urgent attention.”