I Was Locked Under House Arrest, Blocked From PDP Convention – Fayose

By Jimitota Onoyume

Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose has said he was stopped from attending the national convention of his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state Wednesday by security operatives that blocked the gate to the old old Presidential lodge in Rivers state Government House, Port Harcourt where he lodged with an armoured personnel career, APC.

A statement by his media aide, Mr Leye Olayinka described the alleged action of the security aides as a clear case of “house of arrest”.

The media aide said all appeals to the security personnel at the gate to allow the governor go out to attend the convention were ignored.

The governor decried the ugly development.

The statement , “I was under ‘house arrest’ in PH-Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has lamented that he was not at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he was placed under ‘house arrest’ at the Old Presidential Lodge, Rivers State Government House where he lodged.

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).

Special Adviser to the governor on Social Media, Lere Olayinka, disclosed that all entreaties to allow Fayose to step out to attend the convention were rebuffed by the security personnel on ground.”

When contacted for comment the state Police Commissioner, Mr 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.

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