Ekiti State was in a state of turmoil yesterday as governor Ayodele Fayose claimed he was ambushed and brutalised.
Fayose claimed policemen allegedly stormed the main entrance to the Ekiti State Government House to stop a rally by the Peoples Democratic Party.
Residents said there were gunshots at the main entrance to the Government House while tear gas canisters were reportedly shot to disperse the crowd at the rally.
An eyewitness said the situation became tense when riot-policeman dispersed supporters of PDP governorship candidate in the July 14 election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, who had gathered at the Fajuyi Pavilion for a rally.
The pavilion is serving as the campaign office for Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation.
A journalist named Olaleye Olawale who claims that Fayemi also got the same treatment when the People’s Democratic Party was in power at the federal level during the tenure of former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Read his personal experience below:
“Karma is a Bitch…
Dateline: 2014…On the other side of the road was Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s car leaving for work in a smoke of teargas released by the police assigned to terrorize the state just days to the election. I’ve had this picture since then, even when I did not know it would be useful today.
If you look closely, fresh canister is just diffusing its gas right in front of his car. Even more disturbing was that one the eve of 2014 election, police at one of the heck points between Isan and Ado stopped Fayemi’s convoy and insisted on searching a governor’s convoy.
There was tension-soaked shouting match when his security attache and those on the Manchurian assignment threatned to shoot at each other. They merely waited for who would shoot first.
Today, Karma has resumed its posting and some are unable to recall some of these unfornate incidences, just four years ago.
Whilst I would never in good conscience goad on any of these niggling developments, because they portend grave dangers for our tottering democratic experiment, we must not however forget these things very easily.
For all I know, there is always the day after….”