The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti-State has said that the party has condemned the invasion of the Ekiti State House of Assembly (EKHA), by Governor Ayo Fayose and his attempt to arm twist the House to do his bidding to tinker with the constitution and confer functions on the caretaker chairmen he has set up for the Local Government councils. He is forcing his way to inaugurate them in spite of the due legislative process.
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by the Media and Pubicity Secretary of APC, Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, said the characteristic manner been displayed by Fayose this morning, who went to the hallowed chamber in company of armed soldiers and policemen, dreadfully garbed, and unleashed terror on the innocent Assembly workers, forced his way in and compelled his 7-man PDP house members to sit and do his bidding.
The party said “We condemn the act in its entirety and we call on all well-meaning Nigerians to support our clarion call to call Gov Fayose to order.
We have not minced words to point out the series of constitutional infringements being committed by Fayose as Ekiti State governor and this is just one in many. We are cock-sure that this impunity will not stop. The predictable chaos is here already and we are back to witnessing the reign of terror in Ekiti State.”
APC noted that, “We also learnt that realising that it would require 9 members to form a quorum in a 26-member house, Fayose also brought some strange men into the hallowed chamber to impersonate Honourable Assembly members in his attempt at ensuring a constituted quorum. He insisted that they must appoint a Speaker among them and go ahead with legislative matters, forgetting that the house doesn’t hold plenaries on Monday. How badly can an impunity be?”
The party, APC said “We condemn in categorical terms Fayose’s lawlessness and executive recklessness. His bully and arm-twisting tactics know no bounds and he is acting like an emperor who cannot be stopped. He has hijacked and pocketed the Judiciary and he believes there is nothing stopping him from taking over the legislative functions, as long as his gun-totting soldiers are at his beck and call.”
APC said: “Seeing Fayose move about with battalion of gun-totting soldiers is dreadful and harrowing. Military men who are supposed to be defending the territorial integrity of the country, following a governor about, unleashing terror on the innocent people and deliberately holding the state capital to ransom. This reminds one of the civil war era. Peace is fast eluding us in Ekiti and we are back to the season of anomie.”
“We are chronicling all the constitutional breaches by Gov Fayose, who has taken over the executive, legislative and judiciary functions in Ekiti State and we are hopeful that the law will find him out one of these days. We saw it coming. Now that it has come, we are hopefully that the heavens, the law and concerned citizens of the land will sooner than later rescue our beloved Ekiti State from the claws of Emperor Fayose.”
According to Olatunbosun, “When he told the people that he was a changed person, we thought it was for good, least did we suspect that it was for the worst. We will neither retreat nor surrender to his evil whims and satanic caprices.”
“He who the gods must destroy, they will first make mad. This time shall pass but history will not forget Fayose’s invasion of our peace.” The party stated.