The alleged attack on Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose by policemen during a proposed rally has been described as a comical performance by the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Bolaji Abdullahi said the Ekiti state governor is deliberately attempting to divert public attention from the facts of the polls.
“With PDP’s claim in its press statement, it is obvious that its leadership does not have the facts of the actual events in Ekiti State or it is deliberately attempting to divert public attention from the comical performance put up by Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday, which was clearly contrived to give the impression to the public that he was being persecuted,” Abdullahi said in his statement.
He said: “We reject the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that policemen were drafted to Ekiti State to harass PDP supporters in Saturday’s governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. As usual with elections, extra security deployment is routine to keep the peace for credible and transparent elections.”
Abudllahi said: “The story of how Fayose used the security agencies to manipulate the last election is still fresh in the memory of the people. Unfortunately for him, he has no such opportunity this time. Winning a free and fair election is a strange territory to him and that’s why he is looking stranded.
Meanwhile Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo faulted the drafting of 30,00 officers for the Ekiti state election on July 14, 2018.
He said: “If we strengthen our public institutions to be effective and independent, we won’t be needing 30,000 Police Officers and 4,000 soldiers to ensure a free, fair and credible election.”