The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State on Tuesday said Governor Ayodele Fayose’s claim that no member of the opposition was attacked since he assumed office, is not true.
The party, through its Publicity Secretary Taiwo Olatunbosun said the claim made by Fayose during his Monday media chat television programme was a lie.
Olatunbosun listed instances where members of the APC had been attacked and harassed, stating that the attacks only stopped after President Buhari was sworn in.
He said, “What of the shootings in Igbemo by Fayose’s thugs for more than three hours with pellets falling on the palace roof and shooting at Hon. Ife Arowosoge’s house at around the same time that the 19 APC Assembly members were not allowed to sit by the governor’s thugs?
“What of our members that received machete cuts by his thugs for wearing APC vests or the shooting in front of CNPP chairman’s house at Egbewa or the APC members he clamped into jail for crimes they didn’t commit?
“What of the several shootings and burning of APC secretariat where offices and vehicles, including mine, were destroyed and are still kept in police stations as exhibits or the attack on our members in front of Bisi Egbeyemi’s house with the latter’s truck vandalised?
“What of the forceful seizure of vehicles belonging to Fayemi’s commissioners and aides or the forceful eviction of Fayemi’s aides and Commissioners from their houses at Irewolede Estate until the court stopped him?
“What is the governor doing with his thugs quartered in the Government House over which we have written many petitions to the security agencies and National Human Right Commission?”