Police attack on my convoy was assassination attempt – Fayemi

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that the attack on his convoy by some policemen on Sunday was an attempt to assassinate him.
Speaking with journalists yesterday in Ado Ekiti, Fayemi, who described the alleged brutality on his life as “an assault” on the government and the people of Ekiti state, added that  the police had displayed high level of disrespect to his office as the Chief Security Officer of the state and the people’s representative.

Also commenting on the scenario, members of the Ekiti caucus at the National Assembly  called on  President Goodluck Jonathan and the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, to immediately redeploy the Mopol Commander, Mr Gabriel Serenkele, out of Ekiti over his insult on Governor Fayemi.
Fayemi said: “My immediate interpretation of what happened yesterday is that there was an assault on the government and the people of Ekiti state   and if one were to be extreme in one interpretation, we could go on and say it is assassination attempt against the governor of Ekiti state.”
“That is why am going to Abuja this morning to see Mr President and the Inspector General of police. I won’t like to jump into conclusion because I have spoken to the relevant people in authority and I believe appropriate step will be taken.”