Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti state, has said that he was slapped and shot at by policemen deployed to the state ahead of the governorship election on Saturday.
He said the policemen stormed the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rally where he was assaulted.
Fayose, who left the state house clinic with a neck brace, urged supporters to remain undeterred in the face of their persecution and vote for Prof. Olusola Kolapo.
Fayose, who reportedly burst into tears while speaking with journalists said the Inspector General of Police should be held responsible if anything happened to him.
“My people, the Lord will fight this battle. The COMPOL MOPOL of Nigeria Police and the AIG ordered that the governor should be killed. I was slapped by a policeman and shot at,” he said.
“But I want you to be of great courage. This battle must be won. This is an army of occupation. I want you to stand and remain standing.
“I hope they will not cause 1983 crisis. I call on the international community, Ekiti is under siege. How can I be the governor of the stage and be treated this way? I will go back to the hospital and remain there for a while.
“Stand with Eleka. I am having a lot of pain and I decide to bear this pain because of you, I am pleading with the international community, Nigeria is in trouble. They have arrested so many teachers, many okada riders… Come and save Ekiti, this is our hour of tribulation.”