The People Democratic Party, PDP, in the state of Ekiti has condemned an alleged attack against former governor Ayodele Fayose in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Fayose had alleged that he narrowly escaped being attacked by some men in a van that followed his vehicle after leaving the State Assembly House in Ado Ekiti, where he said he had gone in response to the convening of the legislative body.
In a reaction, the president of the PDP state, chief Gboyega Oguntuwase, in a statement on Sunday, accused the ruling of All Progressives Congress , APC, of planning the alleged attack.
He appealed to the police to exhibit professionalism in handling the attack against the former governor.
He called on the traditional rulers of the state to prevail in the All Progressives Congress so that they do not introduce another era of violence in the country.
The statement says in part: “I protest the attack on Fayose. As the leader of the PDP in the state, I say we don’t deserve it because nobody harassed the opposition under our supervision.
“The pollution of the peace river in Ekiti will not be an advantage for anyone. A great feature of the APC government is intimidation and harassment of the opposition.
“It is an irony that leaders who obey a call from a legislative body can be ambushed shortly after the visit to be harassed and threatened with weapons. This is not good for Ekiti or Nigeria.”