The Ekiti State House of Assembly has raised the alarm over plans by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to assassinate Governor Ayo Fayose, if moves to remove him from office fail.
The lawmakers at yesterday’s plenary alleged that they had uncovered a plot to use the report of an Army Board of Inquiry that investigated the conduct of soldiers in the June 21, 2014 governorship poll in Ekiti to sack Fayose from office.
Led by Speaker Kola Oluwawole, the 26 lawmakers, who are all members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being a dictator and attempting to silent the opposition.
They also claimed that the alleged plot to unseat Fayose was to silence the voice of “the leader of opposition” and cause chaos, confusion in the state.
The lawmakers, however, warned that Ekiti people would resist any attempt to tamper with the mandate freely given to Fayose and passed what they called “a double vote of confidence” in him.
Members, who took turns to condemn the alleged assassination plot against Fayose included Deputy Speaker Segun Adewumi (Ekiti West 1); Ekundayo Akinleye (Ijero); Samuel Omotoso (Oye 1); Dele Fajemilehin (Gbonyin); Gboyega Aribisogan (Ikole 1); Sina Animasaun (Ekiti West 2); Mrs. Cecilia Dada (Ilejemeje); Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere 2) and Badejo Anifowose (Moba 2).
Oluwawole and Aribisogan claimed that the APC government at the centre would use assassination as the last resort if other options to sack Fayose from office fails.
Oluwawole said: “Nothing negative should happen to Fayose because they may resort to the use of other means, including assassination.
“Our human rights activists have suddenly gone under the table; it’s a bad signal to our democratic process”.
Aribisogan said: “Fayose has become a thorn in their flesh and they want to use frivolous and unwarranted Military Panel report to muzzle him and any attempt to harass and embarrass him will be resisted.
“We have heard from the grapevine that if all other efforts fail, they will attempt to assassinate the governor”.
House Leader Tunji Akinyele (Oye 2) moved the motion for the adoption of an eight-point resolution condemning the report of the Military Panel chaired by General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade.
The motion was seconded by Abiola Jeje (Ido/Osi 2).