The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over the alleged inhumane treatment of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, in the hands of security operatives, stating that he was 'teargassed' and attacked.
The party alleged that the governor was pulled off the floor after security operatives, allegedly acting on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, took over his office at the Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Ekiti 2018: Happening now at the Ekiti State government house, Ado Ekiti. Security operatives on the instructions of President @MBuhari has taken over @GovAyoFayose’s office. Teargassed him and pulling him on the floor. See images below. Template for 2019 Elections @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/5myTMZXwvU— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 11, 2018
The governor's aide, Lere Olayinka, later took to his own Twitter account (@OlayinkaLere) to disclose that the governor is currently receiving treatment at the Government House clinic after he was hit by a teargas canister fired by policemen.
#Ekiti2018 Update— Lere Olayinka - Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) July 11, 2018
Gov Fayose, a few minutes ago escaped plot to assassinate him by Fayemi and his APC.
He is currently receiving treatment at govt house clinic after he was hit by teargas canister fired by the policemen.
The armed policeme still laying siege at the Govt House.
While it remains unclear what led to the governor's hospitalisation, he had earlier raised alarm over armed police officers blocking the entrance of the Government House, accusing them of shooting their firearms.
#EkitiDecide2018— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) July 11, 2018
This is the entrance to Ekiti Govt House now blocked by gun wielding mobile policemen. The plan is to prevent our victory walk slated for today but we will remain undeterred.
Power of God and the people will prevail over Federal Power. pic.twitter.com/NXhWKZuckP
Minutes later, he posted again, "Heavy shooting now going on in front of Ekiti Govt house by armed policemen brought by the APC."
Heavy shooting now going on in front of Ekiti Govt house by armed policemen brought by the APC— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) July 11, 2018
The governor has on several occasions accused the APC of using the influence of the federal government to intimidate and victimise his government ahead of the election and we're left wondering if this is proof of that.
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