Ekiti Govt Raises Alarm Over Plot To Arrest 11 Lawmakers By Police From Abuja

Ayodele Fayose

THE Ekiti State government has raised the alarm , saying that policemen from Abuja had invaded the state and were determined to arrest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, top government officials and 11 members of the state House of Assembly.

The goverment said the plot was to begin indiscriminate arrest of those mentioned under allegation of stockpiling arms during the June 21, 2014 governorship election.

Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, who made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the new plot was an aftermath of the failure of the Department of State Services (DSS) to achieve the plot of coercing the assembly members to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The government said the indiscriminate arrest was to begin on Tuesday night, alleging further that the policemen arrived Ado Ekiti, the state capital, with some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains.

“We are aware of the arrival of policemen from Abuja to Ekiti State, with the intention of arresting 11 members of the House of Assembly, two PDP leaders per local government and some other top officials of the government.

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“Ridiculously, the offence for which the policemen are to embark on this indiscriminate arrest is owing to T.K.O. Aluko’s outburst that those listed for arrest stockpiled arms during the governorship election conducted in Ekiti close to two years ago.

“This plot is in furtherance of the plot to destabilise the government of Ekiti State, just because of Governor Fayose’s hard stance on President Mohammadu Buhari’s APC government policies.

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“The question is, what was the arms they claimed were stockpiled used for? Was anyone killed or attacked during the election?

“We, therefore, wish to alert Nigerians to this new plot and state that Ekiti people will resist any attempt to use the police to harass innocent citizens of the state,” the statement read.



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