The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), Habilal Joshak has denied that he ordered his officers to use teargas on the crowd at the rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Security agents took over the premises and allegedly fired teargas at Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The teargas allegedly left Fayose unconscious for about five minutes, before he was resuscitated by party supporters and taken to the Government House Clinic.
But Joshak has denied instructing his officers to use such force and promised “such mistake will never repeat itself”.
“What I said was that those massing for the rally should be asked to leave because it is not good going by the mood of the state now to hold rally or street procession.
“I didn’t say they should use force. This is an election and electioneering is a civil matter anywhere across the globe, so police as security agents can’t use force on the people. But I want to assure the good people of Ekiti State that such mistake will never repeat itself,” Joshak stated.
The Police have already dismantled the barricades they mounted at the entrance to the Ekiti State Government House in Ado-Ekiti.