Campaign: APC Raises Alarm Over Looming Political Chaos In EkitiLatest News, News Saturday, January 24th, 2015
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, against disrupting or interfering in any way, with the party’s presidential campaign rally slated for Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, describing the governor’s plan to hold a parallel rally the same day as a recipe for chaos.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued in Lagos Friday, wondered why Governor Fayose would schedule a rally also for Saturday at Fajuyi Park, which is a major route to the venue of the APC presidential campaign rally.
”This is nothing but a deliberate act of provocation, and it is a dangerous game by a Governor who has now become notorious for making incendiary statements and taking irrational actions. Gov. Fayose should be told in clear terms that being the Governor of a state demands huge responsibility not brazen rascality,” it said.
The opposition also wondered what point the Fayose was trying to prove by seeking to set the supporters of his party, the PDP, against those of the opposition, which was basically what he was planning to do, by organizing a parallel rally along a major route to the venue of its (APC) rally.
The party said its members and supporters, in line with their peaceful nature and party’s ethos, neither disrupted nor interfered with the PDP presidential campaign rally at Ado, thus found it difficult to understand why the Governor would be plotting to trigger chaos and disrupt the opposition Presidential campaign rally.
”There must be a limit to mischief and waggishness, especially from a Governor that almost set Nigeria on fire with an irresponsible, incendiary and repugnant advertisement wishing our presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, dead.
”Since everything points to the fact that Governor Fayose lacks the capacity to understand the implication of his actions, it is high time his masters called him to order before he sets the country on fire. A good starting point is to warn him against holding a parallel rally at Ado – Ekiti on Saturday.
”The security agencies should also advise the Governor against actions that are capable of triggering violence and disrupting public peace. If the Governor fails to heed the voice of reason, then he should be solely held responsible if there is any breach of peace or a disruption of the APC presidential campaign rally at Ado-Ekiti on Saturday” the party warned.
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