Tension mounted in Ado Ekiti metropolis on Monday, as police surrounded the entire House of Assembly complex following a rumour that the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers would besiege the place to commence the impeachment process against Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Heavily armed policemen had cordoned off all the roads leading to the Assembly and prevented those not on official duties at the State Secretariat that is located close to the Assembly from gaining entry.
Aside from several patrol vans that were stationed at every junction linking the House, an armoured personnel carrier was placed in front of the Assembly while combat ready anti-riot policemen were on guard to forestall breakdown of law and order. To prevent being caught napping, members of the Peoples Democratic Party mobilized themselves and commercial drivers and motorcyclists to Secretariat and NTA roads , while barricades were mounted to prevent human and vehicular accesses to the Assembly.
As at 4.30 pm, the PDP members were still keeping vigil at the Assembly , while the policemen were yet to leave the vicinity to prevent crisis.