Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose after recovering from a slump Wednesday afternoon blamed the police for attacking him.
Fayose, while in a neck brace, accused the police of hitting him with the butt of the gun and that they also kicked the deputy governor, Olusola Kolapo, in the groin region.
“If anything happens to me, the police should be held responsible,” he said. “I am in serious pain,” he added, as he burst into tears.
He further said: “My people, the Lord will fight this battle. The COMPOL MOPOL of Nigeria Police and the AIG ordered that the governor should be killed. I was slapped by a policeman and shot at.
“But I want you to be of great courage. This battle must be won. This is an army of occupation. I want you to stand and remain standing.
“I hope they will not cause 1983 crisis. I call on the international community, Ekiti is under siege. How can I be the governor of the stage and be treated this way? I will go back to the hospital and remain there for a while.”
“I am having a lot of pain and I decide to bear this pain because of you, I am pleading with the international community, Nigeria is in trouble. They have arrested so many teachers, may okada riders, they put them in jail. Come and save Ekiti, this is our hour of tribulation.
“They said they have the instruction go kill me and the candidate of our party. They said they have the result they would announce on Saturday.”
There has been brewing tension ahead of the gubernatorial election which is scheduled to hold in the state on Saturday, July 14.