Adeyeye Calls For Investigation Of APC Chairman's Claim That PDP Plot To Disrupt President Jonathan Saturday's Visit To Ekiti
Afenifere Chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has called on the Police and the State Security Service (SSS) in Ekiti State to investigate claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Mr Jide Awe that the PDP was planing to cause chaos during President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to the state on Saturday.
Adeyeye, who said he was miffed that up till now, Jide Awe had not been questioned four days after he made the allegation said it was only in Nigeria that people just wake up and make spurious allegations concerning the national security and security agents will not do anything.
President Jonathan will be visiting Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) on Saturday to commission the state-of-art College of Engineering of the school and to witness the maiden convocation ceremony of the private university.
The acting state Chairman of APC, Chief Jide Awe, during a press conference in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, had alleged that there was a plan by the PDP to unleash terror on the state during the president's visit in order to indict the APC.
In a statement signed by the Direction General of Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), the governorship aspirant, described President Jonathan's planned visit to Ekiti to attend ABUAD's first convocation ceremony as a mark of honour for Ekiti State, and one of its icons, Chief Afe Babalola.
While congratulating Chief Afe Babalola on the first convocation of ABUAD, Adeyeye said it was a continuation of the APC government's contempt for Chief Afe Babalola that the spurious allegation was made so as to dissuade the president from attending the programme.
"This is the fourth day that Jide Awe, a man that is standing trial for alleged murder of Ayo Murphy Jeje and 76 year old Madam Juliana Adewunmi addressed the press and alleged that we in the PDP in Ekiti State were planning to unleash terror on the state during the president's visit in order to indict the APC.
"He (Jide Awe) went further to alleged that the PDP in the Ekiti State planned to heat up the polity for possible declaration of a state of emergency by the Federal Government.
"In other countries of the world, whoever made allegations like these would have been questioned by Security Agencies and made to shed more lights on the allegations.
"However, here in Nigeria, it appears that people are at liberty to accuse others of planning to attack the number citizen in the country. If not, Jide Awe would have by now be made to substantiate his allegations by providing proofs.
"It is therefore not too late for the police and other security agencies in the State to live up to their responsibilities by investigating allegations made by the APC chairman so as to unravel the veracity of the claims," Adeyeye said.