Tension In Ekiti As Soldiers Storm Ado-Ekiti, Harass Residents
Scores of soldiers in about twelve vehicles stormed Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, Sunday evening harassing residents in what looked like a covert operation in aid of Governor Ayodele Fayose who squealed early in the day alleging invasion of the state by APC lawmakers. The governor had alleged that the lawmakers were leading thugs to the House of Assembly to impeach him tomorrow, Monday.
The soldiers, from the Army brigade in Akure and commanded by General Aliyu Momah, were this night on the streets in the state capital harassing residents. Brigadier-General Momah was one of those whose voices were heard on tape planning how to rig election in Fayose’s favour in what is now known as Ekitigate.
Earlier in the day, the governor had made a televised speech on state media alleging invasion by APC lawmakers. He urged workers, motorbike operators and drivers to resist the APC lawmakers’ attempt to sit over his impeachment.
Very close to the Governor’s Office was the Governor’s convoy making a stop-over to address the troops. Residents were seen fleeing areas where the soldiers were operating