All Progressives Congress(APC), Ekiti State chapter have urged the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Governor Ayo Fayose.
On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the APC called for Fayose to be tried after accusing him of making inciting comments during a state-wide broadcast.
The call was made via a statement which was released on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun.
“Governor Fayose few weeks ago mobilized his supporters to confront the APC lawmakers who were coming to perform their legal duties in Ekiti State. He had earlier urged his supporters to defend his election with the last drop of their blood.”
“In obedience to his order, his supporters in Efon stormed the security check-point and engaged the security agents who they perceived as paving the way for the APC lawmakers to enter the state. In the ensuing gunfire, Modupe Olaiya was shot dead.”
“In response, Fayose rented a woman to pose as the mother of the deceased to claim that an APC lawmaker shot Modupe dead. Few days later, the real mother of the deceased showed up, raising the alarm in the media that the impersonator was a woman leader of Fayose’s party. She accused the impersonator of taking government’s inducement to implicate an innocent man.”
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However, Fayose dismissed the APC’s claims and calls for his prosecution as ridiculous.
The governor has been involved in an impeachment battle with the APC lawmakers in the state despite a recent Supreme Court judgment affirming his victory in the June 2014 elections.