Ekiti State’s Governor Ayodele has narrated his ordeal allegedly in the hands of men of the Nigerian Police deployed to the state for the Saturday governorship election.
Some policemen were said to have stormed the pavilion where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was holding a rally and in alleged efforts to disrupt the rally allegedly teargassed Governor Fayose.
After the incident, newsmen had gone to meet with the governor. Fayose appeared in a neck brace to share what transpired between him and the policemen.
The governor, with tears flowing down his cheeks, claimed that he was slapped, kicked and shot at by the policemen. He added that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, should be held responsible should anything happen to him.
He however, called on his supporters to remain determined and vote for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Olusola Kolapo, who is the current deputy governor of the state.
He 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 stage 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 decided to bear this pain because of you, I am pleading with the international community, Nigeria is in trouble. They have arrested so many teachers, many okada riders, they put them in jail. Come and save Ekiti, this is our hour of tribulation.
“They said they have the instruction to kill me and the candidate of our party. They said they have the result they would announce on Saturday.”
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