The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, and his wife, Bisi Fayemi, have accused the Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Police Affairs, Jelil Adesiyan, of interfering in the governorship election.
Also accused of interference in the June 21 election is a Peoples Democratic chieftain, Chris Uba.
Fayemi, who spoke to reporters at his voting unit in Isan-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area, described them as busybodies, noting that the matter was immediately reported to the appropriate authorities.
His wife, Bisi, in an interview, wondered why Obanikoro, Adesiyan and Uba were allowed to move around in the state during the election with their security details.
She said, “These are people who are not from Ekiti State, they have no business being here and they have been busy going around, trying to subvert the electoral process with their own policemen.
“We will like to see these gentlemen escorted out of Ekiti immediately so that the people of Ekiti can be left in peace to exercise their franchise.”
Fayemi said, “The greatest concern has to do with busybodies who have no business in Ekiti and who are parading themselves around as agents of the Federal Government, a clear violation of the clear and complete restriction of movement that the Chairman of INEC and the IGP made very clear during the stakeholders engagement a couple of days ago in Ekiti.
“I think we have to keep watching. It is not over until it is over. We have a duty to continue to encourage our people to vote and stand by their votes because this is the only opportunity they have to demonstrate their preference without resorting to self help.”
The governor also queried the huge presence of security men in the state, saying it portrayed the state as not a peaceful one. (Punch)