The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised alarm over the alleged plans to invade the state with police in other to facilitate the arrest of leaders of Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP), government officials as well as members of the State House of Assembly.
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the State Governor
on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the police is planning to arrest politicians in the state based on frivolous petitions written by the All
Progressives Congress (APC) on the 2014 governorship election which the party lost.
The statement said that the team of policemen, numbering about 20 and led by one ACP
Olusola Oke, who is also a native of Isan Ekiti, the hometown of the immediate past governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, were already in Lagos, preparing to swoop in on Ekiti state on Sunday.
The statement reads: “We have been reliably informed that the latest onslaught against the
PDP government of Mr Ayodele 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.
“ACP 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. ACP Olusola 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 Mohammadu Buhari is said to be directly coordinating.
“ACP Olusola Oke will be accompanied by CSP Ayodele, CSP Enang, four Inspectors and others.”