The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has ordered restriction of movement in the state ahead of the APC mega rally tomorrow.
The Governor announced the restriction of movement on the state radio, Ekiti FM 91.5, saying taxi drivers and okada riders should not operate in the state within 8:00am to 4:00pm on the 10th of July 2018.
The Governor also said major markets in the state should be shut down, as workers and artisans should head to the Government house to stay under his protection.
The restriction of movement is set to coincide with the APC mega rally which is set to hold in the state capital, ahead of the July 14th Governorship election in the state.
The APC mega rally is set to be attended by President Buhari and all APC national leaders.
Before the official announcement, rumours had been circulating that Governor Fayose met with drivers union and okada union leaders to stop them from transporting APC members and interested Ekiti citizens to tomorrow’s APC mega rally.
Fayose had earlier this week said he was not going to welcome Buhari when he visits the state. He explained that the Buhari-led Federal Government never deemed it fit to construct a 100-meter road in the state since they assumed office in 2015.
According to Fayose, “I am not going to receive the president. If they think that they can use the police to intimidate us, it is a lie.
“This government is undemocratic, why did they close Akure Airport yesterday, when they knew that we would be receiving our party members.
“They have been arresting members of the PDP, but we will not be provoked. We will disgrace all of them on June 14.”