All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has called the attention of the security agencies and Nigerians to the spate of security breaches in the state, saying Governor Ayodele Fayose was responsible for the state of siege Ekiti people have found themselves.
Reacting to Friday morning blockade of entry points to Ado-Ekiti by the supporters of the governor, Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, said in a statement that the governor ordered the blockade of the entry points to prevent the 19 APC lawmakers from accessing the House of Assembly to carry out their legislative duties.
His words: “In this latest show of shame arising from his apprehension about Thursday’s Abuja Federal High Court’s refusal to grant his application to stop the 19 APC lawmakers from impeaching him, he employed the services of the drivers union to cause untold hardship to Ekiti people who were prevented from going about their lawful duties.
“We have now realised that the two-day public holiday he declared in the state for peace is to actualise this evil plan. We have also realized that the man that is supposed to be the state chief security officer is the state chief security risk.
“It is so bad that the dead was not spared from this barbaric act as a casket conveying a dead body was forced open by Fayose’s thugs because they suspected it could be Speaker Adewale Omirin who was about to be smuggled into the Assembly.”
Olatubosun regretted that the illegal blockade caused untold hardship to commuters as no vehicle could enter or leave Ekiti from any point while many people who had urgent business appointments had to trek from Ikere to Ado Ekiti.
“A man who claims to be popular does not need to employ the services of thugs and the coercion of all labour unions into embarking on a solidarity rally to prove that he is popular.
“In our view, Fayose ought to have subjected himself to the scrutiny of the lawmakers who have pledged to give him a fair hearing on the allegations of constitutional breaches against him,” he said.
“We urge the security agents to be alive to their duties by calling the governor to order as he cannot continue to put Ekiti State under needless siege. This impunity must stop before Fayose turns Ekiti into a banana republic,” Olatubosun concluded.