Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has led a group of protesters to the National Assembly over the alleged assault on Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti state.
Secondus led a delegation of the party to submit a petition to the lawmakers on the alleged brutality suffered by the governor. He was received by Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, at the entrance. He called on the leadership of the Assembly to look into the matter.
“Just yesterday there was a civilian coup. The Ekiti government house was seized and the governor was brutalised, detained and harmed,” he said.
“Ekiti has been militarised and policed. Over 30,000 police men are in Ekiti. The citizens of Ekiti are afraid. They are traumatized. They are harrassed and they are being guided not to come out of their homes.
“We call on international community to see and watch what is happening in Ekiti, if this is the type of democracy and election they tend to conduct by the APC and INEC that means the 2019 election is under threat and we believe that if they continue in this manner and if they rig the election in Ekiti, there won’t be an election in 2019.
“Your Excellency we have come so you can intervene – your oversight function of the national assembly – you have a right, the mandate is with you by the constitution to query and examine and carry out your oversight function of the executive.”
Fayose had alleged he was slapped and shot at by policemen at the Government House on Wednesday.
Reports added that the policemen had fired teargas cannisters into the premises of the House. Fayose also allegedly collapsed and was taken to the clinic for medical attention.