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Arise Decries Political Violence In Ekiti And Seeks GEJ’s Intervention

By Ekiti Coalition (SEC)

Former Senator, representing Ekiti North, Ayo Arise has decried the incessant political violence in Ekiti State since the assumption of office of Governor Kayode Fayemi, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan and other well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and save the State from anarchy.

Arise, who was reacting to the recent murder of Mr. Foluso Ogundare in Emure-Ekiti by suspected government thugs, said it was worrisome that human lives were no longer important to the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the State.

He described the murder of Foluso Ogundare as a “wicked and animalistic act that must not be allowed to go unpunished,” adding that perpetrators of the crime must not be allowed to walk the streets free.

While describing the APC as a party of desperate politicians, who won't mind engaging in any activities no matter how nefarious in other to achieve their aims, the former senator said; “With six people already murdered in Ekiti State between October 2010 that Fayemi was judicially imposed on Ekiti and now, it is certain that the State is drifting towards anarchy and all lovers of Ekiti and its people must wade in.”

He said Nigerians should also begin to wonder what the country will look like in terms of political intolerance should the APC be allowed to take over the running of the country's affairs.

Speaking further, Arise said; “God is the only one that can enthrone governors and He is the one that knows who will be the next governor of Ekiti State.

“All these political violence today, killing tomorrow and destruction of opposition parties' gatherings day after will not have any bearing on who will win the 2014 Ekiti State governorship election. Rather, it will bring God's wrath on the perpetrators.

“It is therefore my advice to Governor Fayemi to prevail on his people to allow peace to reign in Ekiti State and I also urge the police and other security agencies in the country to see to it that perpetrators of the Emure-Ekiti killing are brought to book so as to serve as deterrent to others.”