By Abdullahi Mohammed
In what it termed as an affront on its members, the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday protested over the alleged attack on Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, by the Nigeria Police.
The opposition party was led by the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, the opposition party chieftains and their supporters trooped to the National Assembly to demonstrate the dehumanization meted to the governor.
The protest comes a day after Governor Fayose alleged that he and his PDP supporters in the state were manhandled by the police.
Meanwhile, t the police have explained that dispersed the rally to prevent potential violence between PDP supporters and those of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
But the spokesman of the APC in Ekiti, Taiwo Olatunbosun, has distanced the party from the position of the police that they had intended to held the rally the same day and same venue with that of the PDP.
Mr Olatunbosun said having held their grand rally on Tuesday he was not aware of any other planned rally.
“I am not aware of any planned rally,” Olatunbosun told Premium Times. “Nothing of such has been brought to my notice.”
However, the protesting PDP members are seeking the intervention of the National Assembly to caution the actions of the security personnel deployed to the state.