July 14: Fayose Makes ‘Stay Alive’ Plea From Ekiti People
Does Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State want to reduce the number of persons that will get an earlier 50,000 Naira promise he made?
He had promised to give 50,000 Naira per night to anyone kept in police detention.
Hours after he made the offer, he also commended the indigenes of the state for complying with the government's stay at home order.
Governorship election in the state will hold four days from now and there is air of uneasiness, with heavy security patrol in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari and other members of the his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), are expected in the state to shore up support for their candidate, My Kayode Fayemi.
This anticipated influx of top political party members and governors have resulted in the increase of the number of security operatives in the state and Governor Fayose is getting concerned.
On his Twitter page, he wrote: "I commend the people of Ekiti for complying with our sit-at-home directive.
"I urge our people to remain indoors for their safety as thugs have invaded the State from Kogi, Ondo and Edo States for the APC campaign rally".
The Governor who had made an offer to compensate people that may have been arrested or detained in the heat of the governorship election, also wants the residents of the state to stay alive and be able to cast their vote come July 14.
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He is rounding off his second tenure as the governor of the State and has expressed the belief that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would retain power.
"Stay alive for July 14. Ekiti people will be victorious," he added.
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