Fayose raises alarm over alleged plot by police to invade Ekiti to arrest officials, lawmakers, et al


The Ekiti State Government has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to invade the State by Policemen on Sunday.

The policemen, according to the State Government, are to allegedly begin indiscriminate arrest of top officials of the government, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party as well as members of the State House of Assembly on Monday.

It said the arrest would be based on frivolous petitions allegedly orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress over the 2014 governorship election in the state.

The government alleged that the 20 policemen, to be led by one ACP Olusola Oke, a native of Isan Ekiti, hometown of the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, were already in Alagbon, Lagos State ready to move to Ekiti State by 9am on Sunday in three white coloured Toyota Hummer buses.

In a statement by the Special Assistant to the State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the government alleged that All Progressives Congress leaders such as Femi Falana (SAN), Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Yinka Akerele and others were coordinating the invasion in their desperation to destabilise the State because of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s perceived opposition to the inhuman policies of the Federal Government.

“We have been reliably informed that the latest onslaught against the PDP government of Mr Ayodele Fayose is to begin on Monday, using the police to arrest top government officials, PDP leaders across the 16 local government areas and members of the House of Assembly.

“ACP Olusola Oke, who is to lead the over 20 policemen to carry out the operation is said to be a native of Isan Ekiti, hometown of the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi. ACP Olusola Oke is equally the immediate past Assistant Commissioner in charge of Operations and now the AC X-Squad, FCID, Abuja.

“The operation is allegedly being funded by a former governor from the South South while a prominent aide of President Mohammadu Buhari is said to be directly coordinating.

“ACP Olusola Oke will be accompanied by CSP Ayodele, CSP Enang, four Inspectors and others,” the statement said.

The government said all attempts by the APC to return to power through the backdoor will fail, adding that the party should rather prepare for the 2018 election instead of running from the Army to the Department of State Service, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and now the police.

The government also cautioned the APC-led Federal Government not to destroy democracy in the country by muscling the opposition, alerting the international community to take note of the danger facing democracy in the country.

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