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Ekiti people troop out for Buhari, Fayemi disobey Fayose’s directive



The people of Ekiti went against governor Fayose  directive that commercial drivers and motorcyclists to withdraw their services, until 4pm, from the roads. He also ordered that public offices and major markets in the city be closed and residents to stay indoors to slight the visiting president.

On the contrary many commercial drivers came out to operate, while many market men and women also opened their shops for business.

Due to the governor’s order, all offices in the State Secretariat were on Tuesday closed. To ensure compliance, he asked the vehicle owners to park their vehicles in the Government House, where he held a counter rally.

Ekiti people troop out for Buhari, Fayemi disobey Fayose’s directivePresident Buhari on arrival in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday

For several hours, taxi cabs and Okada riders picked passengers at bus stops along Ikere Road, Ilawe Road, Adebayo, Old Garage, Basiri, Old Garage, Odo Ado and Oke Ila, among others.

Market women also came to the popular Oja Oba and Bisi Markets, contrary to Fayose’s order that the markets be closed.

APC members and residents were seen in many parts of the city trooping to the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, venue of the rally, which ultimately became full before 12 noon.

Heavy security was mounted at the mega rally, which was attended by many governors and leaders of the APC

at the entrance of the venue it was not easy for people with no direct relevance to the rally to enter the Stadium, as securitymen stop them from entering. Security was also complemented by air surveillance by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

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