The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has reportedly lost consciousness on Wednesday following an alleged firing of teargas by a combined team of security operatives who had laid siege to the state government house.
He was, however, taken to the state house clinic where doctors attended to him.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that gunshots were equally heard in Ado-Ekiti, a situation that created tension among residents of the area who scampered for safety.
The incident was confirmed by the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
In a series of tweets, Fayose wrote: “Heavy shooting now going on in front of Ekiti Govt house by armed policemen brought by the APC.
“This is the entrance to Ekiti Govt House now blocked by gun-wielding mobile policemen.
“The plan is to prevent our victory walk slated for today, but we will remain undeterred.
“Power of God and the people will prevail over Federal Power.”
Mr Fayose’s spokesperson, Idowu Adelusi, described the act as an assassination attempt on the life of governor.
“The governor is currently receiving treatment at govt house clinic after he was hit by a teargas canister fired by the policemen.
“The armed policemen are still laying siege at the Govt House, Ekiti State,” he pointed out.