The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned against the alleged renewed subterranean plots to impeach governor Ayodele Fayose, declaring that, if such is eventually carried out, it would lead to the total collapse of the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari.
The party branded Fayose as a man of the people and the opposition leader in the country, who commands enormous followership across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the PDP State Chairman, Barr. Gboyega Oguntuase, said the letter written on Wednesday by the governor to the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen to inform him on the alleged moves to manipulate a section of the judiciary to effect the move was justifiable.
Oguntuase who maintained that the move would create crisis of monumental proportion that would be difficult for the Nigeria Army to curtail said “Governor Fayose is not just the Governor of Ekiti State, but the opposition voice in Nigeria. He speaks for all the oppressed Nigerians in the Southwest, South East, South-South, North central and even in the far North.
“Removing Governor Fayose from the power is like removing the whole
Ekiti who voted for him in all the 16 local government areas of this state. Any war wage against our governor will be resisted by the people from all these zones.
“Governor Fayose has been the most consistent critic of President Buhari’s government, particularly against the poorly managed economy leading to this recession . So, all Nigerians will rise against this evil plot.
“If you look at the results of the 2014 governorship poll, you would think it was a tsunami because he won in all the 16 local governments. If truly democracy still remains the government of the people, then attempt to remove Governor Fayose will be tantamount to usurpation of the people’s power”, he said.
On the insinuations from some quarters that the governor only played to the gallery by his letter to the CJN, the PDP boss who was in support the action, said “it was not misdirected since it was reliably gathered that a section of the judiciary was allegedly involved in the evil plot”.
Oguntuase appealed to Justice Onnoghen to do the needful by making
the third arm of government apolitical to forestall the country’s judiciary from being desecrated by desperate politicians.