The Ekiti State Government has raised the alarm over an alleged invasion of the state by policemen, whose sole aim is to arrest top officials of the government, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as members of the State House of Assembly on Monday.
The state government alleged that the indiscriminate arrest of these group of persons was based on what it termed frivolous petitions orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the June 21, 2014 governorship election that it (APC) lost two years ago.
According to the government, the plan involves the deployment of 20 policemen to be led by an indigene of the state, ACP Olusola Oke, who incidentally hails from the same hometown as the immediate past governor of the state and Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
It said the detachment of policemen were already in Alagbon, Lagos State ready to move to Ekiti by 9am on Sunday in three white coloured buses.
In a statement issued by the Special Assistant to Governor Ayodele Fayose on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the government alleged that APC leaders like human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN); Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu; Yinka Akerele and others, were coordinating the invasion in their desperation to destabilise the state because of the governor’s perceived opposition to the “inhuman policies” of the APC-led 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”, Olayinka said.
He disclosed that ACP Oke, who is to lead the policemen, is 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 Muhammadu Buhari is said to be directly coordinating.
“ACP Olusola Oke will be accompanied by CSP Ayodele, CSP Enang, four Inspectors and others”, the statement added.
The government said all attempts by the APC to return to power through the backdoor will fail, and advised the party to rather prepare for 2018, instead of running to the Army, DSS, EFCC and now the police.
The Ekiti government also cautioned the federal government against truncating democracy in the country by muscling opposition, alerting the international community to take note of the danger facing democracy in the country under the APC’s watch.