Governor Ayodele Fayose made his first public appearance after the defeat of his charge, Olusola Eleka in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
The Governor visited the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe.
Olusola Eleka lost the election to APC’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi and the PDP have so far rejected the results stating that there was massive rigging involved.
Fayose, on his part, stated that he and his supporters are still being heavily persecuted by the Federal Government. Recall that Fayose had also claimed to have been beaten and teargassed by police.
Speaking on the issue, Fayose said: “I have come to officially tell you, sir, as the Paramount Ruler of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, that the Government House was invaded by the police.
“Over 400 of our members are being detained as we speak. After the poll on Saturday, my wife was prevented from entering the Government House for about 45 minutes.”
Fayose added “Since last Wednesday, security agents have laid siege to the Government House, and they were subjecting people to untold hardship, coming in or going out.
“The poll has come and gone, irrespective of what we went through. The constitution says I am still the governor till October 16 this year.
“Our state’s radio and television stations have been shut down. And there has been no means of getting across to our people.
“It was only this morning (yesterday) that security agents at the entrance to the Government House were withdrawn. If we have been robbed, I still have a right to life and my family has a right to life too.
“The man who won has three units of the police protecting him. All my security men have been withdrawn since last Wednesday. I am only left with just a few.
“Harassing me is not in the interest of democracy. People must intervene before things go out of hand. I don’t know why we should be in this situation in 2018.”