Pressure rose in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, in the early hours of Sunday over fear of reprisal attack following the death of a member of the transporters ’ union, who was a supporter of the All Revolutionaries Congress in the clash between APC members and sympathizers and the Social Democratic Party on Saturday.
As drivers took divergences to avoid major thoroughfares and stay safe, residers, who were on the alert, gathered in front of their homes to bandy the rearmost development and their fears around safety for the guardianship election this weekend Saturday just as numerous escaped church programmes in the heart of the city.
The ever–busy Ijigbo to Ajilosun Street through Ikere Road was deserted for hours until men of the Nigerian Army, police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps came to the deliverance through rallying to the flashpoints.
Men of the Nigerian Army, who erected check points on both sides of the road in front of Akure Motor Park to relieve people’s fears and restore normality to the megalopolis, averted normal transport conditioning from holding at the demesne.
The APC and SDP had traded blame over responsibility for Saturday’s bloody clash which took place at Itaji Ekiti in the Oye Local Government area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, who said that normality had been restored to the megalopolis, said that the Commissioner of Police, Moronkeji Adesina, had stationed labor force to maintain law and order.
Abutu said, “ Normality has returned, necessary police deployment has been made. Concerning the bone that happed history and this morning, the CP has ordered separate disquisition into the incidents, so that there will be no similar circumstances again ”.
Meanwhile, the SDP and APC on Sunday continued with verbal war on Sunday over the visit of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari( retd), to Ekiti State fixed for Tuesday to crusade for the APC guardianship seeker, Biodun Oyebanji.
The Director of Media, Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, Jackson Adebayo, who said Governor Kayode Fayemi didn’t have any design on ground which would be inaugurated for use by Buhari to crusade for Oyebanji, said, “ Ekiti people won’t bounce for durability of failure, but rather bounce for SDP seeker, Chief Segun Oni ”.
Adebayo, who said Buhari hadn’t been to Ekiti State since 2018 following alleged dearth of systems in the state, queried, “ Can Fayemi tell us a new action he brought into government that bettered the lots of the people in the last three times plus that Mr President is coming to celebrate or use to campaign for APC seeker? ”
But the APC State hype Secretary, Segun Dipe, who said SDP might be eyeless to the development strides of the Fayemi government, said, “ The simple response to this is that they( SDP) should tell everyone the design completed or inaugurated in the three- and-a-half miserable and inglorious times of Segun Oni in the defile.
“ That’s if he( Oni) can point to any design at all. Rather, he spent Ekiti plutocrat on executing and trying to legitimise his illegitimate government. Oni is a drowning steed, ” the APC prophet said.
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