Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for caution over the activities of security agencies deployed to Ekiti ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election.
The ex-President’s appeal followed Wednesday’s alleged manhandling of some people including Fayose in Ado Ekiti allegedly by security operatives.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, the former President said, “I am appealing to the security agencies deployed in Ekiti State for the governorship election to carry out their duties according to the laws of the land by securing the state in a manner that will enhance a peaceful electoral process.
“If it is true that the state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, was assaulted as reported in the media, my appeal is that such should not be allowed to happen again, since the governor’s constitutional immunity guarantees that he should be given official protection to freely conduct the business of governing the state.”
The former President further charged the security agencies to not only strive to protect the laws of the land, but also seek to prevent any development that could negatively impact on the process of deepening the nation’s democracy.