The Ekiti State Government has described as “evil, wicked and insensitive”, claims by the All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the state that the ‘stop and search’ operation ordered by the State Security Council to stem the increasing tide of kidnapping was an orchestrated plot by Governor Ayo Fayose to track them for kidnapping and consequently stall the impeachment plot against him.
The government said such unwarranted allegation coming from the runaway 19 APC lawmakers was a clear exposure of the party’s culpability in the abduction of Ekiti citizens.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration in the state accused the APC lawmakers of “betraying their guilt by simply telling Nigerians that they want the kidnapping of Ekiti residents to continue”.
According to the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, “The Fayose-led government will do everything humanly possible to protect lives and properties of Ekiti people”.
The aide said what is expected of genuine lovers of the state is to join hands with security agencies and not politicize every efforts of the government.
The government said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the introduction of strict security measures and check points in strategic places across the state, prohibition of the usage of tinted classes, frequent hotel checks, with a call to hoteliers to monitor their customers and offer information to security agents on any suspected person and seal up of any hotel linked to criminals were resolutions of the Ekiti State Security Council meeting that took place on Monday.
“Only wicked and evil people, whose agenda is to make Ekiti State ungovernable will kick against these measures that are aimed at securing the lives and properties of the people”.