28th March, 2016
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state on Monday said Governor Ayo Fayose’s conducts were threats to national security.
It said the governor’s recent utterances and actions suggest acts of sabotage targeted at rendering national institutions ineffective to perform their statutory roles for effective government in a federal set-up.
The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Taiwo Olatunbosun, said this in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti.
The statement noted that Fayose’s unguided serial statements had exposed him as a man fighting a lone battle against the Federal Government over alleged selfish motives.
He said such motives were targeted at putting millions of Nigerians in jeopardy of instability in an already tottering economy.
He cited the governor’s alleged death wish for President Muhammadu Buhari at a rally held at Fajuyi Square, Ado-Ekiti, over the weekend to welcome the detained member of the House of Assembly, Akanni Afolabi, to the state capital as a case study.
Olatunbosun regretted that besides the governor inciting Ekiti people against the operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), he had also for umpteenth time, threatened to bring Buhari’s government down if any attempt was made to probe sundry alleged crimes levelled against him.
“We have heard of reports of Governor Fayose inciting the people to stone the operatives of the DSS anywhere they are seen.
“This is besides saying many unprintable things about the President, such as saying that he would soon die, and declaring the DG of DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, a personal non-grata in Ekiti State.
“It is regrettable that Fayose cannot separate his personal views as a man constantly at war with the Nigerian law from the views of lawful Ekiti people, who are ready to submit themselves to the Nigerian law where the rule of law and good governance flourish,” the party said.
Accusing the governor of running a government built on his personal image, the APC said this misconception had “robbed Ekiti people the quality leadership with the right mindset to see governance beyond the prism of self-glorification”.
“This failure to see governance beyond personal appeal of the governor is costing our state good governance for the development of our people and her deserved place of honour in this country.
“That is why the governor is wasting state resources on helicopter charter to ferry an accused person, Akanni Afolabi, from Abuja to Ekiti after which he took six pages of several newspapers on frivolous adverts to publish court records on the accused’s bail application and topped it with the donation of a new car to same Akanni, who is still under investigation over several criminal cases.
“Fayose has appointed himself national opposition leader just because he wants to help himself in his many criminal cases against the nation’s law,” it said.
Neither the governor, nor his aides or the state government had yet responded to the APC statement.