The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and the All
Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode
Fayemi invaded Ekiti State with armed policemen and thugs, throwing
the State that has been peaceful since the advent of Governor Ayodele
Fayose’s government into bloodshed.
Akeredolu led the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship
candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to Ekiti in a show of federal might and
in the process, seven people were hit by police bullets.
At the APC secretariat, one of the mobile policeman, was said to be
using his gun to push away the thugs brought from Ondo State and the
hoodlums in turn dragged the gun with him, leading to sporadic
shootings that left six persons shot.
One of those injured was Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele. Five others also had
The APC thugs backed by armed policemen later went on rampage at
Ojumose area of Ado Ekiti, destroying the canopies and chairs in front
of the residence of late Prince Adegoke.
In a statement Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO) said :”One of the Teargas cannisters fired by the policemen hit a Taxi
driver, Odeyemi Olumide badly injuring him. He is now receiving
treatment at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, alongside
five others who were shot at the APC secretariat.
As usual, the APC went to town with story that the policeman who
fired the shots at the party secretariat was fake.
However, information available to us is that the policeman was brought
from Ondo State by Governor Akeredolu.
Consequently, we challenge the Police authority to release the
identity of the police officer to the public and how he left Akure for
We also wish to alert the public of the possibility of the APC
shenanigans plotting to assassinate the policeman so as to sustain
their lie that he is fake.
We make bold to say that Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State and Dr
Fayemi must be held responsible for any breakdown of law and order in
Ekiti State. We are aware of their mobilisation of thugs from Ondo
State to Ekiti for the July 14. The governor even reportedly boasted
that he was ready to spend two months allocation of Ondo State on
The first manifestation of Governor Akeredolu’s plot to ensure that
Ekiti is taken by force was the bloodshed witnessed in the State
Lastly, let Governor Akeredolu and his stooge, Kayode Fayemi know
that Ekiti is not a state to be taken by force and annexed to Ondo
State by anyone, our people will resist the APC agents of bloodshed.