The Ekiti State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Jide Awe, has said what transpired between the governor and the Police during a campaign rally of the People’s Democratic Party could be described as the “comedy of the year.”
Governor Ayo Fayose, on Wednesday, said he was brutalised by policemen who allegedly stormed the main entrance to the Ekiti State Government House to stop a rally by the Peoples Democratic Party.
Residents said gunshots were fired at the main entrance to the Government House, while tear gas canisters were reportedly shot to disperse the crowd at the rally.
However, Awe said, “It is entirely a security matter. The governor is the Chief Security Officer and should know how to conduct himself properly in the public.
“Probably it was part of the instruction given to the Police as the chief security officer that led to the situation.”
A tweeter user who goes by the name, Red Harpoon, @redhapoon, who also thinks the actions of the governor were overly dramatised, described the incident as an ongoing ‘Nollywood audition.’
Nollywood audition now on! Are you a talented budding movie star? Do you have what it takes to join Nigerian movie industry? Venue: Ekiti government house.Time: 12pm. Date:14/07/18. Please come along with white T-shirts and anything that can hang your neck. @nairaland #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/pFc1VmVDK5
— redharpoon (@redharpoon) July 12, 2018
Another tweeter user, Japhet Omojuwa, @omojuwa, in a tweet said, “There is nothing happening in Ekiti except for those who are either fooled by Fayose or those who are desperate to see something where nothing exists.”
There is nothing happening in Ekiti except for those who are either fooled by Fayose or those who are desperate to see something where nothing exists. This tweet by @etinmagbe sums his gimmicks up. https://t.co/vxZuzLugwqhttps://t.co/AUD61jm9zZ
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 11, 2018
I can even forgive those who believe Fayose’s tear gas story.
However, if you believe that Police slapped Fayose, a sitting Governor, and shot at him, then you are dumber than your smartphone.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) July 11, 2018
Fayose said Police fired teargass at the crowd of the PDP, unfortunately, only Fayose was hit. Lol.
No wonder, Oshiomhole said Fayose speaks like Armed Robber. He raises alarm to divert attention. pic.twitter.com/BwTSNhn5Xj
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) July 11, 2018
-tear gas hit ONLY Fayose leaving evryone else intact.
-his security detail watched as he was “attacked & pulled to the ground” [a whole sitting governor]
-No melee ensued, meaning they were all complicit?
-Lol, this gutter politics again. Appalling attempt. https://t.co/SHougF8fdH
— SAGE. (@olufisiayomi) July 11, 2018