FG Using Security Agencies To Lay Siege On-----Ekiti Gov’t Cries Out
Ekiti State Government has accused the All Progress Congress (APC) federal government of using security agencies to lay siege on the State, calling on lovers of democracy in the Nigeria and the international community to save democracy from being truncated by people who refused to accept defeat two years after losing a free, fair and credible election.
The government, which said over 20 policemen led by one ACP Olusola Oke, a native of Isan Ekiti, hometown of Minister of Solid Minerals and former Governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; CSP Ayodeji and CSP Enang were billed to invade the State and embark on indiscriminate arrest of top officials of the State government, PDP leaders and members of the State House of Assembly based on frivolous petitions written by the APC in the State.
According to the Special Assistant to the State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the government said the planned invasion of the State by policemen was the second in three months, after the first attempt was aborted in March.
The government accused some APC leaders like Femi Falana (SAN), Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Yinka Akerele and others of working in collaboration with some Abuja based people to imposed emergency rule on the State, so that the APC could have easy passage in the 2018 governorship election.
The government said; “First, it was the invasion of the House of Assembly with armed men of the Department of State Service (DSS) and the illegal frozen of the governor’s bank accounts. Now, it is the use of policemen to invade the State, acting on frivolous and ridiculous petitions from APC leaders from Ekiti State, who are acting like bad losers.
“Those plotting this evil should know that Ekiti people are getting enraged, and wondering if Ekiti is the only State in Nigeria where election was conducted and APC lost. The people are getting miffed that a few minority in Abuja will continue to wage war against their own State because they lost an election. On begin to wonder at the use of police to harass the people just because they elected a governor of their choice. Is this part of democracy?
“We need to remind Nigerians that when APC was in government in Ekiti State, the PDP led federal government did not muscle any APC controlled state. The government said all attempts by the APC to return to power through the backdoor will fail, adding that the party should rather prepare for 2018 instead of running from the Army, DSS, EFCC and now to the police.
The government also cautioned the APC led federal government not to destroy democracy in the country by muscling opposition, alerting the international community to take note of the danger facing democracy in the country.