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Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi has told the people of the state to ignore the order by Governor-elect, Ayo Fayose, calling on the residents to ignore the curfew imposed.
Fayose, who arrived in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday afternoon amid jubilation by his
supporters, made the call while featuring on a live radio and television interview monitored on Nigerian Television Authority.
“there would be no movement between the hours of 7pm and 7am every day till further notice.” Fayemi had ordered in September.
He gave the order after the violence that followed the murder of a former Chairman of the National Union of Road
Transport Workers, Omolafe Aderiye, by gunmen.
During the interview, Fayose said residents should go about their normal business
because the curfew had brought untold hardship to them.
“It is unfortunate that people
have been put under needless pressure and I have discussed with the police and the army on the need to let people move around freely.”
“I have spoken with the security agencies on the need to allow people to move freely. As from today, I have released people to go about freely. There is no more curfew.
“No security agent will arrest you. Anyone who is harassed or arrested should call me.”
He then gave a mobile number people can call him on and promised to
personally seek the release of anyone arrested by law enforcement agencies, also likened thealleged last-minute efforts by the All
Progressives Congress and the Ekiti-11 to stop his Oct 16 inauguration to the last kick of a dying horse.
He said the outgoing government would leave a debt profile of nearly N84bn for his administration.
“They took N31bn in the first instance and paid about N10bn and they took another
N22bn loan and the state is having N552m monthly deficit and the repayment is till 2020,” he said.
On the purported suit at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday by the APC and the E-11 to stop his inauguration on Thursday,
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