Fayose: I was slapped, beaten by policemen


Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, on Wednesday, accused the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, of ordering policemen in Ekiti State to beat him up.
He said the incident happened at the entrance of the Government House, Ado-Ekiti.
He declared that he sustained neck injury as he was allegedly battered by the Commissioner of Police in charge of MOPOL Unit.
Addressing PDP supporters, he said the policemen told him they were under strict instruction from the IGP that he should be dealt with.
Fayose said: “I was slapped and beaten by mobile policemen in my own state. They shot at me. As I speak with you, I am in  severe pains, I am experiencing pains.
“I plead with the international community to intervene, Nigeria is in trouble, Ekiti is in crisis.
“In the last few days, they have arrested PDP members, teachers, and civil servants , people of good conscience should come and save Ekiti.
“They said they were under strict instruction from the Presidency to kill me and my deputy, who is the candidate of our party.
“These are army of occupation who are here to occupy our land. I want you to stand and remain standing , I pray they don’t kill me and put Ekiti in crisis.
“I plead to the international community to intervene and save Ekiti from this siege. How can a governor be treated like this in his own state?
“I am passing though these pains because of my people. I will go back  to the hospital after addressing you to receive further medical treatment”, he said.
Fayose’s deputy who is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 election, Prof. Olusola Eleka, said “Ekiti is under siege just because the APC is desperate to take over the state”.
“A situation whereby a policeman will slap a sitting governor, this is not good. The President must be warned. International community should warn President Buhari.
“When they were beating me and  Mr.  governor, I told the Commissioner of Police in charge of MOPOL unit  that you are beating a Deputy Governor, he told me ‘ who is a deputy governor? The same thing he said  to the governor.
“My mandate is a divine one and the  army that is with us  are more than those with them. We are not going to be intimidated.  We shall go to the election on Saturday and win”.


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