Fayemi reacts to Ekiti bye-election killings, describes it as ‘most unwarranted’


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The Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has described the killings during the Ekiti state bye-election as unwarranted while promising that the perpetrators of the violence will be brought to justice.

EkocityMagazine had reported how violence marred the bye election held on Saturday,  resulting in the death of three persons, including a policewoman.

The election was Subsequently suspended by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 

In reacting to the unfortunate incident, the Ekiti governor issued a statement signed by Yinka Oyebode, his chief press secretary condemning the violence.

The governor demanded the arrest of perpetrators of the violence, noting that those involved will not go unpunished.

The Ekiti governor commiserated with the families of those who died, adding that his administration will uphold the sacredness of life and sanctity of the electoral process.

“This violence is most unwarranted and deeply disturbing. I have instructed the police authorities to fish out the perpetrators and ensure they face the music,” he said.

“Our condolences to the families that lost loved ones and those who were injured. Government would not relent in efforts to always ensure safety of lives and properties. We shall ensure all purveyors of violence are brought to book

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