Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday says Ekiti State has been militarised and citizens are afraid ahead of Saturday, July 14 governorship election in the state.
Secondus said this while leading protest against the police to the National Assembly over reported assault on Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and some party members by the police.
The PDP chairman accompanied by top party leaders warned that if the election in Ekiti state is rigged there won’t be election in 2019 and called on International Community to pay attention to happenings in Ekiti.
“Just yesterday there was a civilian coup. The Ekiti government house was seized and the governor was brutalised, detained and harmed,” he said.
“Ekiti has been militarised and policed. Over 30,000 police men are in Ekiti. The citizens of Ekiti are afraid. They are traumatized. They are harrassed and they are being guided not to come out of their homes.
“We call on international community to see and watch what is happening in Ekiti, if this is the type of democracy and election they tend to conduct by the APC and INEC that means the 2019 election is under threat and we believe that if they continue in this manner and if they rig the election in Ekiti, there won’t be an election in 2019.
“Your Excellency we have come so you can intervene – your oversight function of the national assembly – you have a right, the mandate is with you by the constitution to query and examine and carry out your oversight function of the executive.”
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu while receiving the protesters at the entrance of the National Assembly promised that the house will ensure neutrality of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies during the Ekiti poll.