The political crisis in Ekiti State has heightened with the Governor-elect, Ayo Foyose, calling on the residents of Ekiti State to ignore the curfew imposed by the outgoing Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Ayo Fayose, who arrived in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday afternoon amid jubilation by his numerous supporters, made the call while featuring on a live radio and television interview on NTA.
The outgoing Governor Fayemi had on September 26 said: “there would be no movement between the hours of 7pm and 7am every day till further notice.”
Fayemi also explained that the curfew was necessitated by the widespread violence that greeted the murder of a former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Mr. Omolafe Aderiye, by gunmen.
During the interview, the Governor-elect said residents should go about their normal business because the curfew had brought untold hardship to them.
Ayo Fayose said: “It is unfortunate that people have been put under needless pressure and I have discussed with the police and the army on the need to let people move around freely.”
“I have spoken with the security agencies on the need to allow people to move freely. As from today, I have released people to go about freely. There is no more curfew.
“No security agent will arrest you. Anyone who is harassed or arrested should call me.”
He also gave out a mobile line that people could call him on to secure their release if arrested. The Governor-elect who promised to personally seek the release of anyone arrested by law enforcement agencies, also likened the alleged last-minute efforts by the APC and the Ekiti-11 to stop his October 16 inauguration.
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