Police Withdraws Fayose’s Security Details

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Following the attack by men of DSS which later landed governor Fayose in hospital and many other unpleasant soundbites coming from Ado Ekiti

Gov Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State lost consciousness momentarily on Wednesday after policemen reportedly fired teargas into the Government House in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

He was taken to the state house clinic where doctors attended to him.

A combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Police Force, has laid siege to the Ekiti State Government House.

There was alleged heavy shooting by  these some security agents who had been occupying the gates leading to Government House since Tuesday.

It was gathered that the shootings were used to disperse some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka and Governor Ayo Fayose  who were billed to have a victory walk round a part of the capital city in anticipation of victory in the July 14 poll.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, Mr. Habilal Joshak, has said that security details of important personalities in the state will be withdrawn on Saturday — the day of the election.

-Fayose when he collapsed after DSS Teargas attack.

The Police boss added that no party will be allowed to hold any political rally that is not approved by the Police until the election is held.

Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, Joshak said he will work with one Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. H.H. Karma; and three other Commissioners of Police — Ali Janga, J.B. Kokumo and G.B. Umar — who would man each of the senatorial districts in the state.

Joshak said they have contacted security details of Governor Fayose and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and other top government officials to report at 6 am at the Police headquarters in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

“We won’t allow anybody to go to the polling booth with armed men, because it will be a breach of the Electoral Act.

“We have contacted them, and they have to be here before election commences. This election must not be compromised.

“They will be documented and whoever defies this will be sanctioned, because they have been contacted,” he warned.

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