One of the strongest and loudest recalcitrant voices and the governor of the Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose is screaming to high heavens that the President Mohammadu Buhari-Led government has concluded plans to use the instrumentality of the state including the Economic and Financial Crime Commission to destabilize Ekiti State and his government with the sole aim of impeaching him for playing the role of the opposition to his government.
In a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, the exuberant governor cum political activist alleged that part of the plan was to arrest his Chief of Staff and four members of the State House of Assembly, detain them indefinitely and coerce them to start impeachment process against him.
“I called you here to intimate the public through your various medium, the new clandestine plot by the President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to destabilize the Ekiti State Government, using the instrumentality of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). “A few days ago, we got it on good authority that there was a meeting with some politicians from Ekiti State, including an Ekiti born Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and self-professed human rights activist by agents of the Federal government, with the agenda solely on how to bring down my administration as the governor of the state”
Fayose further alleged that the activities of these elements that are obviously afraid of facing another electoral defeat in 2018 are being coordinated through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal and the Attorney General of the Federation.
“Certain top functionaries of the Ekiti State government and some important members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, and some associates of mine, have now been penciled down for arrest and indefinite detention by the EFCC under the guise of investigating the funds spent by the PDP on the June 21, 2014 governorship election and the Presidential election. The game plan is to make those to be arrested get detained indefinitely, forced them to make statements incriminating me, while at the same time feeding the public with orchestrated fake reports, using their usual media organs. This is coming after their failure to use the Department of State Services (DSS) to coerce members of the State House of Assembly to buy into the impeachment plot against me with a view to silencing me being a major voice of the opposition. The plot to arrest and detain indefinitely my Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo and four honourable members of the state House of Assembly for treason. To achieve this sinister plot against the government and people of Ekiti State, we have been informed that some of their trusted allies in the EFCC have been mobilised to move to Ekiti any moment from now” he alleged.
The governor wondered why the EFCC and President Buhari-led APC government has not deemed it necessary to bring to book those in his party who have various allegations of massive embezzlement even with numerous petitions written against some former officials of the state government but are now occupying key positions in the Buhari administration.