- Some residents of Ekiti state have narrated their experience during the APC mega rally which took place on Tuesday, July 10
- Commercial motorists said they were promised two litres of fuel each by the governor to stay indoors
- They said they however went about their daily activities, despite the governors directive
Residents of Ekiti on Tuesday, July 10, defied an order made by the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose to sit at home during the All Progressives Congress rally in the state.
Despite the governor's order, activities in the state took a different turn as residents in the state went about their various daily lifestyle. Also commercial activities continued in the state as all motorists and motorcyclists went about their businesses.
Taxi drivers and motorcycle riders picked their passengers at various bus-stops along Ikere Road, Ilawe Road, Adebayo, Old Garage, Basiri, Old Garage, Odo Ado, Oke Ila, among others.
The Nation reports that market women were visibly seen trooping into the Oja Oba and Bisi Markets.
Also, members of the APC were seen moving towards the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium where the party rally took place.
A commercial driver who spoke on the matter said the governor was only creating fear in the minds of residents. “Fayose is only afraid of his impending and unavoidable defeat, and that, that is the reason he is trying to do everything possible to frustrate the opposition parties in the state," the driver said.
Also, an Okada rider said the governor had promised the commercial motorists two litres of fuel each.
He said: “Just to ensure that we do not come out to work today, he told us to come to NNPC on Bank Road on Monday night to collect 2 litres of fuel each, he also told us to come to Government House to eat food. This is very ridiculous and low of a state government.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a chieftain of the APC had alleged that Fayose had warned the people of Ekiti to stay at home on Tuesday, July 10.
Babafemi Ojudu in his allegation said the governor's directive was aimed at crippling the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.
He said Fayose had allegedly shut down transportation in the state, demanding that commercial vehicles should stay off the roads in a bid to hinder President Buhari's visit ahead of the APC rally in Ekiti.
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