Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has challenged the security apparatus in the state to ensure total protection of outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose rather than following orders from above.
On Wednesday, it was alleged that Fayose collapsed when a teargas canister was fired towards his direction by some policemen, in order to disperse a rally schedule to hold at Fajuyi Park, near Government House in support of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) candidate , Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola ahead of Saturday’s election.
However, the former Bayelsa State Governor, who was unhappy with the new development, stated that the governor’s constitutional immunity guarantees that he should be given official protection to freely conduct the business of governing the state.
“I am appealing to the security agencies deployed in Ekiti State for the governorship election to carry out their duties according to the laws of the land by securing the state in a manner that will enable a peaceful electoral process .
“If it is true that the state governor , Mr . Ayodele Fayose , was assaulted as reported in the media , my appeal is that such should not be allowed to happen again , since the governor ’s constitutional immunity guarantees that he should be given official protection to freely conduct the business of governing the state .”
By Augustine Akhilomen