In the last three days, Gov. Fayose has called for a peace parley between him and the APC lawmakers in the state assembly who are attempting to impeach him; declared war on them and asked the people of the state to defend his mandate; and now he has another joker as soldiers have been deployed to the state.
The soldiers reportedly entered the state capital, Ado Ekiti, in 12 vehicles.
Daily Independent newspaper is reporting that the soldiers harassed residents in what looked like an operation in support of Governor Ayodele Fayose who earlier had alleged an invasion of the state by All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers whom he accused of leading thugs to the House of Assembly to impeach him.
The soldiers, from the brigade commanded by Brigadier-General Aliyu Momoh, were on the streets in the state capital harassing residents. Momoh is the same army chief whose voice was heard on the tape planning on how to manipulate the election process in Fayose’s favour in what is now known as Ekitigate.
The Governor had made a televised speech on state media alleging an invasion by APC lawmakers, and urged workers, motorbike operators and drivers to resist the APC lawmakers’ attempt to sit.
According to reports, residents were seen fleeing areas where the soldiers were operating.