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Ekiti APC lawmakers allege plot to kidnap them

By The Citizen
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The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the Ekiti House of Assembly yesterday raised the alarm over an alleged plan to kidnap them and members of their families.

They accused Governor Ayo Fayose of commissioning thugs to trail and abduct them to stop them from proceeding with their plan to impeach.

But the governor dismissed the allegation as false, saying the legislators were merely desperately looking for attention to keep themselves in the news.

The lawmakers in a statement on their behalf by Speaker Adewale Omirin's Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said Fayose remained the main obstacle to peace in the State.

He wondered why a governor seeking peace should be on their trail and planning to kidnap some of them or in the alternative seize their children for a ransom.

Olujobi cited what he called 'the surveillance activities of the governor by the accurate and inaccurate accounts of our movements as posted on the Facebook wall of his aide, Lere Olayinka.

'We can't ?ignore the information by our usually reliable sources about this kidnap plan.

'The governor is capable of any evil. We have it on good authority that he is on our trail just to arrest some of us so that we don't have the quorum for his impeachment.

'The alternative is to kidnap members of our families, particularly our children in their schools, by a faceless gang calling themselves a concerned Ekiti State non-political ?group to hide their political identity.

'They are to insist that the lawmakers must drop their impeachment plan or the children will be killed.'

They asked the security agencies to take note of their complaints and challenged the governor to 'swear with his Bible, a real Holy Bible, and not a copy of English Dictionary draped with the hard cover of the Holy Bible that he has been using to deceive the public when he is planning his evils.'

But Fayose denied the claim of the APC legislators whom he accused of feeding the public with lies to impress their paymasters.

He warned them to stop throwing stones at home from exile.

The APC lawmakers called the attention of security agencies to the threats posed by the governor's activities, saying the latest move? on their kidnap plan had exposed the insincerity of the governor in calling a truce meeting last week to seek an end to the Ekiti State House of Assembly crisis.

However, Fayose reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said: 'We have seen this as one of the usual false rants of people afraid of their own shadows against their state and a popularly-elected governor that has on many occasions proven them as liars.

'It is either they have always wanted to entertain their uninformed and gullible listening audience? or to make themselves happy by saying everyday that they want to impeach Governor Fayose.

'Ironically, many Nigerians not on the same page with them have realised that they a bunch of outcasts throwing stones at home.

'The APC lawmakers have to come up with this falsehood to cover their shameful desecration of the status of Ekiti elders, whose genuine efforts at peace they have spurned only to continue in their despicable lies against their state.'