Fayose Fears Arrest Of Commissioners, Lawmakers Is Coming
Ekiti State's governorship election is just two days away and the drama and intrigues are increasing, as parties jostle to clinch the position.
A day after Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State claimed he was beaten by security operatives, he is alleging that there are plans to arrest some commissioners of his administration and lawmakers.
He made the claim in a post on his Twitter page.
"Those desperadoes that want Ekiti by force just concluded plans to begin illegal arrest of commissioners, State and NASS members, others.
"The arrest will start by 6am today (Thursday).
"Ekiti people will triumph," he wrote.
Governor Fayose appeared on national television on Wednesday with neck braces, and some other accessories, claiming police officials hit his neck with the butt of a gun.
Police has not denied the allegation.
The tension is rising, with air of uneasiness felt in the state, but the police have continued to give assurance that there is peace and that it will ensure a level playing ground.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Mr Habilal Joshak, on Wednesday assured residents of Ekiti that the police were ready to perform their statutory duties of protecting lives and property before, during and after the election.
Joshak noted that a robust security mechanism had been put in place for everyone participating in the election, including voters.
He, however, said all police officers attached to very important personalities would be withdrawn on the day of the election, adding that "this is to ensure a level playing ground for everyone".
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Joshak said any police officer found to have contravened the guidelines of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) will be sanctioned.
"I assure Ekiti citizens that no officer will intimidate any one during the process of the election; if any officer does, such officer will be sanctioned," he added.
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