Ekiti State Governor has lamented that he was not at the national convention of the PDP because he was placed under ‘house arrest’ at the Old Presidential Lodge, Rivers State Government House where he lodged.
Gov. Ayo Fayose
In an official statement by Lere Olayinka, the Ekiti State Governor’s media aide, Gov. Ayodele Fayose has said he was blocked from attending the PDP national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday by security operatives that blocked the gate to the Presidential lodge in Rivers state Government House, where he lodged with an armoured personnel career.
According to a report by Vanguard, the media aide said the governor who was conspicuously absent at the convention which was eventually held at the state secretariat of the party after security agencies had sealed off the initial venue, was prevented from moving out as the gate to the Old Presidential Lodge was blocked by an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
The governor’s special adviser, Lere Olayinka, who said that all appeals to the security personnel at the gate to allow the governor go out to attend the convention were ignored, disclosed that all entreaties to allow Fayose to step out to attend the convention were rebuffed by the security personnel on ground.
However, when contacted for comment, the state Police Commissioner, Francis Odesanya said it was not true. ”That cant be true . It is not to my knowledge. How did the other Excellencies( governors) go out of their lodge “, he said.