The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over alleged inhumane treatment of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, in the hands of security operatives, alleging that he was ‘teargassed’ and attacked.
The party took to its official Twitter account (@OfficialPDPNig) to raise the alarm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
The party alleged that the governor was pulled off the floor after security operatives, allegedly acting on the orders from above took over his office at the Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The post read, “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.”
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.
While it remains unclear what led to the governor’s hospitalization, he had earlier raised alarm over armed police officers blocking the entrance of the Government House accusing them of shooting their firearms.