Fayose Replies APC; Fires The Party Is A Threat To NigeriaFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Following the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) comment, describing him as a threat, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has fired back, saying the party is the real threat to the country’s security and her people.
Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka stated this in a release he signed Monday, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
“The major threat to national security is a party that lost election since June 21, 2014 and still trying to get back to power, using crude means including turning itself to the mouthpiece of the Department of State Services (DSS)”.
“It is only in Nigeria that a party that ran Ekiti State aground in four years and was rejected in six straight elections by the people can still be talking.”
“The question that Nigerians must ask the APC Spokesperson in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatunbosun is whether he now doubles as the DSS spokesperson.
“In the last three weeks, everything the APC speculated that the DSS was going to do was exactly what the security agency did and that has reinforced the belief that the DSS was working in collaboration with the APC in Ekiti State to destabilize the Fayose-led government.
“It is also a fact that the chairman of APC in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe who is standing trial for murder was hosted to a dinner in the Presidential Villa while TKO Aluko on whose bench warrant was issued for alleged perjury is going about with armed security men” Fayose’s aide indicated.
Olayinka argued that the State’s APC spokesperson said no organization was qualified as a threat to the security of Nigeria other than the APC that was compromising major government institutions, including DSS such that functionaries of the party were now the ones telling the security agency who to arrest and detained indefinitely in Ekiti State.
He challenged the APC that its government allegedly kept silent when over 400 Agatus were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State; women were raped, farmlands destroyed by the herdsmen in other parts of the country could not be anything other than threat to national security.
“Or what should Nigeria call a party that caused the murder of over 20 Nigerians, including Youth Corp member in Bayelsa and Rivers States just because of desperation to win elections?
“When you try to truncate democratically elected government, deny Nigerians rights to fair hearing by detaining them indefinitely and disobey court orders, while also failing to conduct free and fair elections, what is such a government inviting other than breakdown of law and order? And what should such a party in power be called other than security threat to Nigeria?”, Fayose asked.
Fayose therefore advised Ekiti APC, especially former Governor, Kayode Fayemi to stop falling prey to political 419, whom he accused were collecting millions of Naira from them, but claiming to be helping to fight him.
“The APC leaders should ask themselves what result they have achieved
since they started investing their money in this ‘Fayose must go’ agenda immediately after they were defeated in the entire 16 Local Councils in the State” the statement said.
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