The 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State have accused the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose of attempting to use thugs to kidnap them, in order to stall their impeachment move against him.
They said the kidnap plot further shows that the governor’s call for a truce meeting last week, to end the ongoing crisis in the state’s House of Assembly, is hypocritical.
In a statement by the Speaker Adewale Omirin’s Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, the lawmakers said Fayose is obstructing the reign of peace in the state he governs.
The statement said, “we note the surveillance activities of the governor by the accurate and inaccurate accounts of our movements as posted on the Facebook wall of his aide, Lere Olayinka.
“We can’t ignore the information by our usually reliable sources about this kidnap plan. The governor is capable of any evil. We have it on good authority that he is on our trail just to arrest some of us so that we don’t have the quorum for his impeachment.
“The alternative is to kidnap members of our family, particularly our children in their schools, by a faceless gang calling themselves a concerned Ekiti State non-political group to hide their political identity. They are to insist that the lawmakers must drop their impeachment plan or the children will be killed.”
In response to the allegation, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, said, “the APC lawmakers have to come up with this falsehood to cover their shameful desecration of the status of Ekiti elders, whose genuine efforts at peace they have spurned only to continue in their despicable lies against their state.”
Adelusi added, “we charge security agencies, elders and indeed the people of the state to note the trend of their lies, ignore them and focus on their support for Governor Fayose as he strives to play the role they had given him in the journey to build a better Ekiti for us all.”
The lawmakers however called on security agencies not to treat their claim with levity.