The Ekiti State Government yesterday raised the alarm over an alleged invasion of the state by policemen to begin indiscriminate arrest of top officials of the government, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as members of the state House of Assembly today based on frivolous petitions allegedly orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) over governorship election that the party lost two years ago.
The government alleged that the 20 policemen to be led by one Olusola Oke, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and a native of Isan-Ekiti, hometown of the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, were already in Alagbon, Lagos ready to move to Ekiti by 9a.m. today in three white colour Toyota Hummer buses.
In a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the state governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the government alleged that the leaders of the APC such as Femi Falana (SAN), Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Yinka Akerele and others were coordinating the invasion in their desperation to destabilise the state because of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s perceived opposition to the inhuman policies of the federal government.
“We have been reliably informed that the latest onslaught against the PDP government of Fayose is to begin on Monday, using the police to arrest top government officials, PDP leaders across the 16 local government areas and members of the House of Assembly.
“Olusola Oke, who is to lead the over 20 policemen to carry out the operation is said to be a native of Isan Ekiti, hometown of the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi. Oke is equally the immediate past Assistant Commissioner in charge of Operations and now the AC X-Squad, FCID, Abuja.
“The operation is allegedly being funded by a former governor from the South-south while a prominent aide of President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be directly coordinating.
“ACP Olusola Oke will be accompanied by Ayodele, Enang, four inspectors and others,” the statement read.
The government said all attempts by the APC to return to power through the backdoor would fail, adding that the party should rather prepare for 2018 instead of running from the army, Department of State Services (DSS), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and now the police.
The state government also cautioned the APC-led federal government not to destroy democracy in the country by muscling opposition, alerting the international community to take note of the danger facing democracy in the country.