Ekiti state government has described as “evil, wicked and insensitive” claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the state that the ‘stop and search’ operation ordered by the State Security Council to stem cases of kidnapping in the state was an orchestrated plot by the governor to track them for kidnap to stall Governor AyodeleFayose’s impeachment process.
The government said such unwarranted allegation coming from the run-away APC lawmakers was a clear exposure of the culpability of the party in the kidnapping of residents of Ekiti state, adding that; “they have betrayed their guilt by simply telling Nigerians that they want the kidnapping of Ekiti residents to continue.”
According to the Special Assistant to the state governor on Public Communications and New Media, LereOlayinka, “The Fayose-led government will do everything humanly possible to protect lives and properties of Ekiti people and what is expected from genuine lovers of the state is to cooperate with security agencies, and not politicisation of every efforts of the government by the APC.”
Olayinka, who said the APC in Ekiti state was living up to its real identity as a congregation of evil minded people, asked; “Isn’t it interesting that elements like KehindeBoluwade and Folorunso Gabriel
Ogundele, who are standing trial for alleged murder are among the APC lawmakers they claimed Governor Fayose planned to kidnap?”
The statement read; “Our attention has been drawn to a reckless, wicked, insensitive and evil press statement issued on behalf of the APC lawmakers by a certain WoleOlujobi, who has been impersonating as media aide of the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, insinuating that the ‘stop and search’ operation ordered by the State Security Council to stem kidnapping in the state was meant to track the APC lawmakers down for kidnap.
“For the avoidance of doubt, 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.
“Most importantly, it is on record that Ekiti State is always made ungovernable whenever the APC elements lose power, and the unfortunate criminal activities that we have witnessed in the last few days cannot but be traceable to the plot by the APC to discredit the government by presenting it as incapable of securing lives and properties in the state.