There was drama in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday as Governor Ayo Fayose said he was brutalised by policemen who 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.
Reacting, the state chairman of the APC, Chief Jide Awe, said what transpired between the governor and the police could be described as the “comedy of the year.”
“It is entirely a security matter. The governor is the Chief Security Officer and should know how to conduct himself properly in the public.
“Probably it was part of the instruction given to the police as the chief security officer that led to the situation.”
When contacted, the Director of Media and Publicity of Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Mr. Wole Olujobi, said the issue had nothing to do with Fayemi.
“It is a police matter, we have nothing to say about it,” he said.