Friday, September 26, 2014

Ekiti Burns as APC and PDP loyalists clash

The campaign office of Governor Kayode Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, has been burnt by rampaging thugs on Friday.
The thugs believed to be loyalists of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) charged around Ado-Ekiti unleashing violence on residents and properties. According to PREMIUM TIMES, The spokesperson for the Ekiti State command of the police, Olu Babayemi, confirmed the incident, stating that the command had sent officers to the streets to contain the situation.

“There was a protest in town but the police have moved in. For now, we are trying to restore normalcy and ensure lives and property are secured.” Babayemi confirmed that the APC secretariat and Mr. Fayemi’s campaign office had been vandalised and torched. It would be recalled that the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ekiti state, Mr. Omolafe Aderiye was shot dead on Thursday night. He was killed by unknown gunmen at Ijigbo area in Ado Ekiti.

--> Aderiye was on his way home when the gunmen numbering about four accosted and shot him at close range. Aderiye, a staunch supporter of governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose was part of the thugs that Fayose took to court to attack a state high court judge on Thursday morning.
The alleged thugs attacked Justice John Adeyeye, beating him up and ripping his clothes for being allegedly rude to Fayose. Fayose, first slapped the judge and then ordered his thugs to beat him further.

source: pmnews

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