By Victor OgunjeÂ in Ado Ekiti
Apparently for being critical of the President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s government, Ekiti State Government,Â hasÂ accused someÂ leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with the Department of State Services (DSS) to implicate the State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose in treasonable offence.
The governor saidÂ theÂ plot was beingÂ secretly plotted with a view to arresting him and some top functionaries of the State government.
Fayoseâ€™s Special Assistant on Public Communications , Lere Olayinka, made this known in a statement issued in Ado EkitiÂ on Friday . The governor alleged that some miscreants were already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the DSS would claim that subversive materials were found on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose.
The statement read; â€œFew hours ago, credible information was received as to the new plot by the APC-led federal government to rope the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose into treasonable offence.
â€œThis plot is being hatched with the active connivance of some top functionaries of the DSS. â€œSome miscreants are already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after-which the DSS will claim that subversive materials were â€˜foundâ€™ on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose to promote insurgency in the country, with the ultimate aim of toppling the PresidentÂ Buhari-led government.
â€œThe DSS will then move in, claiming to be acting on the confession of the â€œarrestedâ€ miscreants and attempt to arrest Governor Fayose and some top functionaries of the Ekiti State government.
â€œArrest of Governor Fayose will be premised on claim that the immunity being enjoyed by the governor does not cover treasonable offences.
â€œNigerians should recall that Governor Fayose made it known last week that he was aware of the various attempts on his life just because he chose to expose to Nigerians, the state of health of PresidentÂ Buhari.
â€œLet it be said to those behind this new sinister plot that, like their previous evil plots, this one too will fail.
â€œThis is because Governor Fayose is only the voice of the hopeless Nigerians, whose future is being mortgaged by the Buhariâ€™s Presidency cabal that are only interested in holding on to power at all cost.
â€œGovernor Fayose will not be involved in any unlawful act and Nigerians as well as the international community are placed on alert as to this new plot.
â€œOn the part of our governorÂ Fayose, he remains undauntedly committed to truth and fearlessness in his defence of Nigerians against the cabal using falsehood, intimidation, arrest, detention and harassment to hold on to power.â€