Ekiti 2018: Goodluck Jonathan wants police to act within the ambits of the law
Dr. Jonathan was reacting to yesterday’s alleged harassment of Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose, who claimed he was tear gassed, and assaulted by police officers who were preventing a rally of the People’s Democratic Party PDP at the popular Fajuyi Park in Ado Ekiti the state capital.
In a media statement by his spokesman Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan appealed to the security agents to ensure the protection of lives of the people of Ekiti state, and also ensure the conduct of a peaceful poll.
“I am appealing to the security agencies deployed in Ekiti State for the governorship election to carry out their duties according to the laws of the land by securing the state in a manner that will enable a peaceful electoral process.
“If it is true that the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, was assaulted as reported in the media, my appeal is that such should not be allowed to happen again, since the governor’s constitutional immunity guarantees that he should be given official protection to freely conduct the business of governing the state,” Jonathan said.