Ahead of Saturday's gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, some security operatives who blocked the entrance of the state's government house, have reportedly attacked the state governor with teargas.
Gov. Fayose being resusitated after the teargas
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has escaped death in the hands of security operatives who allegedly fired teargas at him.
TORI News had earlier reported that security
operatives blocked the government house, in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, a development which created tension among residents of the area who scuttled to safety.
It was gathered that the armed operatives fired gunshots and released teargas.
As a result of the incident, the governor lost consciousness momentarily after the policemen reportedly fired teargas into the government house where he is staying. He was taken to the state house clinic where doctors attended to him.
Lere Olayinka, Ekiti State Governor's Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, took to his verified Twitter page to update the governor's supporters and Nigerians on the latest incident.
He wrote: "#Ekiti2018 Update
Gov Fayose, a few minutes ago escaped plot to assassinate him by Fayemi and his APC. He is currently receiving treatment at govt house clinic after he was hit by teargas canister fired by the policemen.
The armed policeme still laying siege at the Govt House."