Ekiti: Buhari, IGP under fire over attack on Fayose, deployment of 30,000 policemen

Afenifere has condemned the decision of the Inspector-General of
Police, Ibrahim Idris, to deploy 30,000 police personnel for the Ekiti
governorship election.

The Pan-Yoruba group also berated the Police for alleged attack on
Governor Ayo Fayose.

Afenifere spokesman in a statement on Wednesday lamented that the
Buhari government was allegedly heating up the polity and failing to
properly address issues of insecurity.

He said; "Our fears over deployment of 30,000 police personnel for
election in one state while the government cannot mobilise a quarter
of that number to secure the lives of Nigerians under savage attacks
in different parts of the country are being confirmed .

"We would not mind though if the men were in the state to secure a
peaceful environment for Saturday polls.

"Alas reports from the media have indicated that the violence in Ekiti
is being precipitated by the police who were said to have sealed off
the Govenment House and shooting teargas at citizens who have broken
no laws.

"There has also been a sacrilegious allegation that the governor of
the state was assaaulted and teargassed.

"This would be an outrageous and barbaric assault that violates all
decency and civilised conducts if true."

Afenifere called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise to the duty of
office as the eader of the country to stop the violence and bring
perpetrators to book.

It added: "It speaks no well of him that security forces are turning
the state to a battleground 24 hours after he campaigned in the state.

"Let it be known that the Yoruba nation expects a peaceful,free and
fair elections in the state that will produce a winner freely elected
by the people .

"We warn security forces to do their duty according to the law and
desist from violating law abiding citizens.We remind those who have
forgotten that the violation of the will of the people in that part of
Yorubaland and it's consequences contributed largely to the eclipse of
the Second Republic .

"We ask the electoral umpire to provide a level playing field for all
contestants and conduct an election that would earn it accolades .

"We also warn ALL politicians Involved in the polls not to do anything
to jeopardise the lives of our people as our ancestors will inflict
maximum affliction on anybody that put the life of any son or daughter
of Ekiti in jeopardy for the lust for temporary power".

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