Fayose Lied Over “No Harassment” Of Opposition Claim In Ekiti – APC

Ayo FayoseThe Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has countered the claim by Governor Ayodele Fayose that no member of the opposition has been attacked since he assumed office in October 2014.

The governor made the claim on Monday night during this month’s edition of his media chat “Meet Your Governor”, aired on major electronic medium in the state.

In its reaction, the APC listed instances of alleged attacks on the opposition, saying Fayose only pulled the brakes after President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated in May 2015.

The party’s spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Tuesday, said the governor lied on his claim.

Mr. Olatunbosun queried: “What of the shootings in Igbemo by Fayose’s thugs for more than three hours with pellets falling on the palace roof and shooting at Hon. Ife Arowosoge’s house at around the same time that the 19 APC assembly members were not allowed to sit by the governor’s thugs?

“What of  our members that received machete cuts by his thugs for wearing APC vests or the shooting in front of CNPP chairman’s house at Egbewa or the APC members he clamped into jail for crimes they didn’t commit?

“What of the several shootings and burning of APC secretariat where offices and vehicles, including mine, were destroyed and are still kept in police stations as exhibits or the attack on our members in front of Bisi Egbeyemi’s house with the latter’s truck vandalised?

“What of the forceful seizure of vehicles belonging to Fayemi’s commissioners and aides or the forceful eviction of Fayemi’s aides and commissioners from their houses at Irewolede Estate until the court stopped him?”

The APC spokesman further alleged that the governor is harbouring thugs in the Government House, a development he said, necessitated the dispatching of several petitions to the security agencies and National Human Rights Commission for action.

Asking the governor to stop lying and face the reality of public hostility against him over non-performance, lies, alleged fraud and deliberately refusing to pay workers’ salary, Olatunbosun added that the recent humiliation of the governor by teachers as they booed him as seen on television nationwide, was a verdict for a governor that made “lies, deceit and greed a deliberate policy of his government”.