There was a heavy presence of security men at all the entrances leading to Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday. The security agents prevented vehicles from going in and out of the government house but allowed pedestrians to go in to join the Ekiti drivers’ unions which had assembled at the Government House since Monday night. The carnival-like assembly had a musician on stage performing to the delight of the drivers and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Addressing the mammoth crowd, Fayose chided the Federal Government for drafting security men to block the gates of the Government House. The governor said, “It is an abnormality to block the gates of the Government House. “If they say I gave instruction to drivers’ unions to withdraw their services, let the APC give a counter-instruction to them if they are popular. “They (security agencies) blocked the gates of the Government House because they don’t want people to come in but you shamed them by still coming.”
Fayose made a mockery of the APC for allegedly hiring a crowd from neighboring states to attend the mega rally for its candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi. “They brought them from Ondo, Kogi, Osun and other neighboring states; they are all foreigners. They have no voting strength. “I will stand up to you (APC) in the election; we will match them bumper to bumper.” Fayose also took a swipe at Oshiomhole for questioning the academic credentials of the PDP candidate. He advised Oshiomhole to ask the President to tender his certificate to Nigeria first before he could raise an issue about others.
“The President was asked to tender his certificate; he hired Senior Advocates of Nigeria. They said it was enough for him to present tissue paper as a certificate, that’s why he is not performing.”