Gov. Fayose says he was placed under ‘house arrest’ in Port Harcourt yesterday

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, claims he was placed under ‘house arrest’ at the Old Presidential Lodge, Rivers state, by security agents hence preventing him from attending the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention in Port Harcourt.

According to a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, security operatives blocked off the gate to the lodge with Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC).

The statement noted that secuirty operatives ignored the appeals made to allow the governor attend the convention.

The statement entitled: “I was under ‘house arrest’ in PH” reads:

“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.”

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