Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has called for caution over the
activities of security agencies deployed to Ekiti ahead of Saturday’s
scheduled Governsorship election.
The Ex-President’s appeal followed Wednesday’s media report of alleged
manhandling of some people including the Governor of the State, Mr.
Ayodele Fayose in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, allegedly by security
In a statement issued on Wednesday by Dr. Jonathan’s spokesman, Mr.
Ikechukwu Eze, the former President enjoined security personnel deployed
to the state to act within the ambit of the laws of the land, adding that
the presence of armed security operatives is meant to give voters the
confidence to come out on election day and vote for candidates of their
choice, and not to intimidate them.
He said: “I am appealing to the security agencies deployed to Ekiti State
for the Governorship election to carry out their duties according to the
laws of the land by securing the state in a manner that will enable a
peaceful electoral process.
“If it is true that the State Governor Mr. Ayodele Fayose was assaulted as
reported in the media, my appeal is that such should not be allowed to
happen again, since the Governor’s constitutional immunity guarantees that
he should be given official protection to freely conduct the business of
governing the State.”
The former President further charged the Security agencies to not only
strive to protect the laws of the land, but also seek to prevent any
development that could negatively impact on the process of deepening the
nation’s democracy.