Fayemi Reacts To Violence At Ekiti By-Election, Vows To Punish Anyone Found Culpable

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Governor Kayode Fayemi has condemned in strong terms, the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly.

The Governor in statement on Saturday night vowed that no one involved in the dastardly act would go unpunished.

Consequently, while commiserating with the families of those reported to have been killed in the mayhem as well as those who sustained injuries, the Governor directed the State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Mobayo, to ensure that everybody involved in the violent act are apprehended and brought to book regardless of their party affiliation.

It will be recalled that earlier information gathered had revealed how Biodun Olujimi, Senator representing Ekiti South, reportedly escaped death, while at least three persons, including a policewoman, got killed in the ongoing House of Assembly by-election in Ekiti.

Trouble was said to have started when armed men broke into Omuo Ward 7, Unit 7, polling unit of the Senator and attacked voters and electoral officials but Olujimi’s security aides reportedly whisked her to safety.

In the same vein, the armed men were said to have moved to other polling units where they also disrupted the voting exercise.

To this end both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ave been trading blames for the ugly incident.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended the bye-election in Ekiti east.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Adeniran Tella said the suspension was based on violence that characterised the exercise in some polling unit in Omuo Ekiti.

Consequently, in your thoughts, who do you think could have sponsored these thugs and armed men to unleash terror on peaceful protesters ?

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