It started like a joke on Wednesday but it is now trending that the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and some security agents had a serious brush that saw the controversial governor reportedly fainting.
As a matter of fact some accounts actually had it that the governor actually collapsed after series of teargas attacks were launched against the Ekiti Government House.
In a special release made available to PMParrot by Idowu Adelusi, the spokesman of the governor, he said tension started building up when preparations were being made for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.
Adelusi said posters displaying PDP candidates were torn at the Fajuyi park and replaced with those of APC candidate.
After the reported ‘tear gas attack’, the governor was bandaged on the neck and hands, managed to speak with teeming supporters who massed to the governor’s office to sympathize with him.
Said Adelusi “The governor suddenly fainted after briefly addressing the people and that further angered them as they cursed and rained verbal invectives on the opposition and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi
“Trouble started when Fayose, leading thousands of supporters in a victory walk he had announced to hold in Ado Ekiti some days ago, approached some stern looking armed policemen to demand why they were preventing people to mass at the campaign venue in Fajuyi pavilion.
Responding, security men allegedly teargassed him and many others, and shot sporadically in the air.
Alleging physical assault by the security agents, Fayose said: ” I was slapped by a policeman who kicked me and shouted at me, but I want you to be strong and be of great courage do not be discouraged, this battle must be won. They have come to occupy our land, this is not our democracy. I pray that they will not cause 1883 in Ekiti. I call on the international communities and relevant agencies, Ekiti is under seige. How can l be a governor of Ekiti state and be manhandled like this?
“I will go back to the hospital and rest. Be resolute, stand with PDP and Eleka. I am having a lot of pains but I prefer to bear this pain because of you.
“I call on international communities, Nigerian and Ekiti is in trouble, they have arrested many PDP members, put them in chains and locked them away.
“Come and rescue Ekiti State. We are the majority, we are the party to beat. They said they have the instruction to kill me or the candidate of the party but they will fail.” He said.
Fayose was later said to have been rushed to the intensive care unit of the state hospital after he fainted.
Packaged by Omotoyosi Jesuleye