Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, reportedly lost consciousness on Wednesday after policemen allegedly fired teargas into the government house in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, said his principal was taken to government house clinic after the incident.
A combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Police Force, laid siege to the government house.
Below are some pictures of the incident tweeted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP):
The party took to its official Twitter account (@OfficialPDPNig) to raise the alarm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
The party alleged that the governor was pulled on the floor after security operatives, allegedly acting on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, took over his office at the Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The post read, “Happening now at the Ekiti State government house, Ado Ekiti. Security operatives on the instructions of President @MBuhari has taken over @GovAyoFayose’s office. Teargassed him and pulling him on the floor. See images below. Template for 2019 Elections.”