Residents of Ekiti state have been urged by the Nigeria police to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity for swift action, ahead of the inauguration of the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, scheduled for Tuesday, October 16.
Bello Ahmed, the Ekiti state commissioner of police, in a statement on Tuesday, October 9, signed by the police public relations officer, Caleb Ikechukwu, in Ado Ekiti, advised residents in the state to be security conscious and desist from conducts that could result in violence during the ceremony, The Punch reports.
The police pleaded with residents to cooperate with security personnel deployed for the special ceremony and report security threats in their localities to the nearest police station.
“The police force is hereby imploring members of the public to cooperate with security personnel deployed for the special ceremony and we enjoin all Ekiti citizens to be security conscious, vigilant and report untoward happenings in their localities to the nearest police station,” the state commissioner of police stated.
“We urge Ekiti citizens to be law abiding and also exhibit hospitality by accommodating the visitors, who will be coming into the state for the inauguration.
“We use this opportunity to appreciate the good people of Ekiti state for their peaceful conduct throughout the transition period.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has ruled out his chances of joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (PDP).
Recall that Fayose recently threatened to leave his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after his preferred aspirant, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, lost the party’s presidential ticket to former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
Governor Fayose, however, said that he won’t leave the PDP for the APC, advising the ruling party to bury the notion.