Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, claimed on Wednesday that police blockade of the entrance to old presidential lodge, Port Harcourt, prevented him from attending the Peoples Democratic Party`s (PDP) ‘non-elective’ National Convention.
Mr Lere Olayinka, Special Adviser on Social Media to the governor, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the blocked entrance to the road leading to the lodge made it impossible for the governor to go out.
“ The road leading to the lodge was blocked. I went to the place to see the governor and I was not allowed to go in. There was no way the governor could have gone out,” he said.
Olayinka, however, said the governor had left the lodge and travelled back to Ekiti state.
Reacting to the incident, Mr Francis Odesanya, Rivers commissioner of police, said the incident did not happen.
“ That cannot be true. That is not true. It is not to my knowledge. How did other excellencies (Governors) go out from the same road to attend the convention,” he said