Following allegations that the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, planned a mass violence against members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, the party has vowed to employ stiff resistance to defend its members.
In a petition issued by the state secretary of the party, Paul Omotoso to the commissioner of police, Etop James and state director of DSS, the party alleged that it uncovered plots by the governor to cause massive violent protest against Department of States Services (DSS) and APC members.
The petition, entitled ‘Complaint On Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Planned Mass Violence In Ekiti State’, noted that the planned violence could lead to unprecedented breach of peace in the entire state, adding that it would not be the usual easy run in attacks on APC members in Ekiti as the party will defend its members with all strength.
It said: “Our complaint is not without foundation against the backdrop of the governor’s penchant for using state radio and television stations through inciting press releases to instigate public anger, thus creating grounds for his supporters to launch attacks against his opponents.
“On Monday, a member of the House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, was on the Federal radio Progress FM inciting people and threatening to invade the offices of the State office of the Department of Security Services over the arrest of the members of the House of Assembly.
“We are also in possession of information that the governor has started mobilising the local chapters of PDP on plans to storm the office of the DSS in a violent protest over the arrest of PDP suspects by DSS in Abuja.”
According to the APC, the governor was planning to use Niger-Delta militants who will work with local thugs to attack APC members in their homes.
“We cannot sit down and gloss over this evil plan. He did it successfully during the House of Assembly election last year and during the House of Assembly crisis last year using the same set of men he is mobilising for his next orgy of violence in Ekiti State.
“And to ensure that he carries out his plot, Fayose has met with the leaders of the drivers’ unions in his drive to cause violence on a massive scale against APC members,” the APC added.