The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of conducting himself in a manner that threatens national security.
It said the governor’s recent utterances and actions suggested acts of sabotage targeted at rendering national institutions ineffective to perform their statutory roles for effective government.
The state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement on Monday that Fayose’s unguided statements had exposed him as a man fighting a lone battle against the Federal Government.
He alleged that Fayose was nursing selfish motives to put millions of Nigerians in jeopardy of instability in an already tottering economy.
“We have heard of reports of Governor Fayose inciting the people to stone the operatives of the DSS anywhere they are seen. This is besides saying many unprintable things about the President (Muhammadu Buhari), such as saying that he would soon die and declaring the Director General of DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, person non grata in Ekiti State.
“It is regrettable that Fayose cannot separate his personal views as a man constantly at war with the Nigerian law from the views of lawful Ekiti people, who are ready to submit themselves to the Nigerian law where the rule of law and good governance flourish,” he said.
Accusing the governor of running a government built on his personal image, the APC spokesman said this misconception had “robbed Ekiti people the quality leadership with the right mindset to see governance beyond the prism of self-glorification.”
“This failure to see governance beyond personal appeal of the governor has cost our state good governance for the development of our people and her deserved place of honour in this country.
“Governor Fayose is overwhelmed with promoting cloudy characters, with several alleged crimes hanging on their necks far above Ekiti academic pride of the century, Ayodele Dada, who bagged the best graduating student award at the University of Lagos with a record 5.0 GPA.
“We are not surprised at the governor’s beatification of crime in this instance, because you can only give what you have and gold is usually sold to the person who knows its value. That is why Fayose would prefer to celebrate thugs and roughnecks to celebrating Ekiti golden boy that has put Ekiti State on the map of academic honour at the University of Lagos.”
Olatunbosun urged Nigerians not to be misled by Fayose’s many lies against the agencies of government in the prosecution of alleged crimes by him and his supporters, regretting that many Nigerians with scant knowledge of the governor’s politics had been deceived into believing the stories of an alleged invasion of the House of Assembly by the DSS to abduct the lawmakers.
“Besides suborning the staff of the Assembly to lie against the DSS by presenting purported spent bullets, there is no evidence to show the world that the DSS actually invaded Ekiti House of Assembly after police report on the matter and evidence by workers proved that there was no invasion of the Assembly by the DSS,” Olatunbosun explained.
He urged security agencies to pay more attention to the governor by putting him under close watch to forestall his threat to Buhari’s government.
But reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said he would not take issue with the APC since President Buhari had personally apologised to Nigerians over his “inadequacies.”
He said, “And we told him (Buhari) he should go beyond mere apology and address the lapses and provide sensible, responsible government and dividend of democracy to Nigerians who voted for him.
“The Ekiti State APC is crying more than the bereaved. Governor Fayose has no apology for criticising obnoxious policies of President Buhari. The statement of the APC has proved the collaboration between the DSS and the APC. Or at what point does the APC become the spokesperson and defender for the DSS? The APC and DSS are toothless and reckless.”