Ayo Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state has called the All Progressives Congress the real threat to the security of Nigeria and its people in response to a statement made by the party that labeled him as a threat to national security.
In a statement released by Fayose’s media adviser, Lere Olayinka on Monday, March 28 the governor said that the real threat to National security was the APC.
He said, “the major threat to national security is a party that lost election since June 21, 2014 and still trying to get back to power, using crude means including turning itself to the mouthpiece of the Department of State Services (DSS),”
“it is only in Nigeria that a party that ran Ekiti State aground in four years and was rejected in six straight elections by the people can still be talking.”
He continued; “The question that Nigerians must ask the APC Spokesperson in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatunbosun is whether he now doubles as the DSS spokesperson.
“In the last three weeks, everything the APC speculated that the DSS was going to do was exactly what the security agency did and that has reinforced the belief that the DSS was working in collaboration with the APC in Ekiti State to destabilise the Fayose-led government.
“It is also a fact that the chairman of APC in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe who is standing trial for murder was hosted to a dinner in the Presidential Villa while TKO Aluko on whose bench warrant was issued for alleged perjury is going about with armed security men.”
Olayinka further said that no other party poses as much threat to national security as the APC seeing that the ruling party is always comporising the basic rule of government, misusing government institutions including the DSS.
He noted that members of the parties now dictate to the DSS who to arrest and detain indefinitely in the state.
He also recalled that APC’s government kept mute on the gruesome killing of over 400 Agatu residents by Fulani Herdsmen in Benue state. The government also continually kept mute on the atrocities of Fulani Herdsmen across the country where they rape women and destroy farmlands and propeties.
Olayinka stated that keeping muting to these genocidal events is nothing short of a threat to national security.
“Or what should Nigeria call a party that caused the murder of over 20 Nigerians, including Youth Corp member in Bayelsa and Rivers States just because of desperation to win elections?
“When you try to truncate democratically elected government, deny Nigerians rights to fair hearing by detaining them indefinitely and disobey court orders, while also failing to conduct free and fair elections, what is such a government inviting other than breakdown of law and order? And what should such a party in power be called other than security threat to Nigeria?”
He further advised the APC to quit investing their money in fraudulent persons who claim to be able to fight Fayose.
He said “The APC leaders should ask themselves what result they have achieved since they started investing their money in this ‘Fayose must go’ agenda immediately after they were defeated in the entire 16 Local Councils in the State.
“Instead of lavishing millions of Naira on TKO Aluko and others, they should rather use such money to empower the remnants of their party members in Ekiti State who are in dire need of financial help.”