Lere Olayinka, an aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose has claimed that the Nigerian police has reportedly arrested over 500 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to Olayinka, the state is currently under siege. Below is a statement he released on Friday;
The siege on Ekiti State by the APC desperadoes willing to take the State by force has continued, with more than 500 PDP supporters arrested across the State by the APC policemen. People holding as little as N2,000 are being arrested for holding cash and some of them are being accused of armed robbery and stealing.
However, we wish to tell Nigerians that Ekiti people are resolutely behind the PDP and its candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola and we are sure of winning the election, except INEC decided to just allocate figures to the APC.
We, therefore, urge Ekiti people not to be intimidated by the army of occupation laying siege on the State presently.
Ekiti people will triumph.