EKITI & THE ELECTION DRAMA SO FAR PT 2
SECURITY AGENTS “He was rallying people, promising to declare Ekiti ‘Oduduwa Republic’. After appeals failed to stop him, we moved in to prevent chaos and restore order”
FAYOSE “Fly me out! Fly me out!! I need to go for treatment abroad!!! If anything should happen to me, the Inspector General of Police should be held responsible. sob..sob…sob…😂😂😂
And so the Ekiti drama continues, it has been a hub of activities in Ekiti State, preceding the forthcoming governorship elections. Remember that Gov Ayo Fayose grounded all public transport in the state on Tuesday, to prevent the APC from having a successful rally. However, he failed on his promise to pay each driver #10,000 and instead gave them #2,000 of which they rejected it and this sparked violence between the drivers and the governor’s aides.
And so on Wednesday 11th July, some news reports that Fayose allegedly asked some supporters in Ekiti to wear white dress, as he’s about to allegedly declared Oduduwa Republic inside Oke Ayoba Govt House! And that was when the security agents moved in and teargassed the gathering. While others said, it was the fracas between the unpaid drivers, who also complained that some of their vehicle parts had been stolen and the governor’s aides that led to an orgy of violence and so policemen were called in to stop the riot with teargas.
The drama thus was that minutes later Fayose’s camp broke the news that the governor was teargassed and he fainted. And shortly after Fayose appeared with neck collar that read ‘No Retreat No SSurrender’ on television claiming that the police wanted to kill him over Saturday election
However according to Adegboyega Ajayi who wrote from Ikoro Ekiti, “Governor Fayose addressed Ekiti people in the evening of Monday 9th of July 2018, just few hours to the mega rally of the APC and the visit of President Buhari. He asked Ekiti people to stay off the streets of Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that the security reports available to him portent danger. He stressed the fact that miscreants and dangerous criminals are lurking around Ado Ekiti metropolis and pleaded that all Ekiti people should avoid Ado Ekiti. He did all these on Ekiti television and radio. He even ordered markets to be closed. His order received partial compliance. On the evening of Tuesday 10th of July 2018 the security agencies corroborated Fayose’s position and banned rally of any sort within Ado Ekiti metropolis, for security reasons.
All political parties obeyed the order of the security agencies and avoided rally while people move around peacefully. People trooped in and out of the government house freely like any other day. Things were normal until some overzealous PDP supporters decided to test the readiness and seriousness of the security agencies. They came out of the government house and declared their intention to embark on a roadshow rally. All efforts by the security agencies to make them drop their idea failed until they were forcefully dispersed. Moments later Governor Fayose quickly reactivated his comedy career and unleashed the clown in him.
He started with pictures of him on twitter feigning convulsion. It was alleged that he suffered the attack due to the effects of the teargas on him. Curiously though he was the only one affected by the teargas out of about 1,000 individuals that wanted to stage the rally. When he realized that the teargas lie didn’t draw enough sympathy, he invented another drama. He appeared on national television with neck-brace lying and whining at the same time. Lying is a common pastime of Fayose but crying on national television to whip up sentiment is his new innovation. This latest drama has further exposed the foolery of Governor Fayose and his co-travelers. He frantically called for the intervention of the international community because he actually expect any discerning mind to take him serious. Fayose forgot that there are international observers already on ground monitoring the unfolding events. Therefore, if he thinks he can fool the international community with his usual charades, he must be joking”.
Meanwhile an Ekiti based Youth Socio Cultural Group, Apapo Odo Ekiti has berated Governor Ayo Fayose for allegedly deceiving Nigerians on a purported attack by the Police. The group slammed Fayose for what it called “his repeated uncivilized and unbecoming conduct as the number one citizen of Ekiti State which is a denigration of the exalted office of a Governor.” In a statement on Thursday by its president, Adeyanju Fagbemi, said Fayose’s showing on Wednesday assaulted the collective sensibilities of Ekiti people both at home and abroad. They also called out on Ekiti indigenes to come out en masse on Saturday 14th July and exercise their franchise by voting for their preferred candidate.
Information also reached WakeUpAfrica that the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission NBC, has called for the immediate sack of Mr Lere Olayinka, the media spokesperson of Ayo Fayose for violating the ethical standards of broadcasting code in the country. The NBC also imposed a #500,000 fine on Ekiti State. The Director-General of NBC Malam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu also said that the appointment of the Acting Director-General of Ekiti Broadcasting Service, Mr Lere Olayinka, as the Spokesperson of Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), was not in conformity with the ethical standard of broadcasting.
In another report, Leke Baiyewu, of Punch Newspaper reports that the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, led the National Working Committee of the party to the National Assembly to protest against the alleged assault by men of the Nigeria Police on the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. Also at the protest, which held at the main gate to the National Assembly Complex was a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara; former Minister of Health, Prof. ABC Nwosu; a former National Woman Leader, Josephine Anenih; and former Majority Leader of the Senate, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, among others. The protesters, who were received by Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, demanded a free, fair and credible governorship election in Ekiti on Saturday.
What do you think of the continual drama in Ekiti State?