Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has claimed that he was under house arrest in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The governor who was in Port Harcourt for the party’s botched convention, said he was not at the convention ground, because he was placed under house arrest at the old Presidential Lodge of the Government House, Port Harcourt ,as an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was used to block the gate of the Presidential Lodge.
Fayose’s Media Assistant, Lere Olayinka,in a statement titled “I was under ‘house arrest’ in PH – Fayose” said:
“Fayose Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has lamented that he was not at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he was placed under ‘house arrest’ at the Old Presidential Lodge, Rivers State Government House where he lodged.“All entreaties to allow Fayose to step out to attend the convention were rebuffed by the security personnel on ground.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Francis Odesanya, however, dismissed Fayose’s claims, saying it cannot be true.
He also noted other Governors got out of their lodge to attend the PDP meeting, wondering how Fayose’s case was different.