Fayose’s Threat to Buhari Is Treasonable – APC
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said the allegation of treasonable comments against him by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ridiculous and from those he called unsound minds.
A statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said the party’s claim was a shameless lie.
It said APC’s claim that the governor was arming 10 thugs in each local government was untrue.
The statement added: “APC is obviously calling for a coup d’etat against a democratically elected governor, whose tenure is fixed and mode of possible removal from office is stipulated in the Constitution of Nigeria.”
The statementý said the tone of APC’s statement on the governor’s alleged comment showed the state of mind of those running the party.
It said: “There is no point wrestling with pigs. For people with sound, discerning minds, they would, no doubt, wonder why somebody with a decent background and sound mind would refer to the governor of his
state as needing psychiatric attention or not being able to survive in a law-abiding society?
“Politics apart, this is madness taken too far and beyond redemption.
“Governoýr Fayose came and cleaned up the mess left by the APC government of Dr Kayode Fayemi and its hordes of blood suckers, who made Ekiti State to bleed to a point of coma. He has not only been alive to his duty as the indefatigable leader of the state, but has consistently put smiles on the faces of the people.”
The statement added: “…If the APC goons are piqued that Mr Governor is criticising the President, they can relocate to Abuja and denounce their indiqeneship of Ekiti State. They must know that Governor Fayose, like any other Nigerian, is exercising his constitutional rights of freedom of speech. He has not breached anybody’s rights by constructively commenting on national issues.
“It is obvious that having failed in their efforts to gain access to the Ekiti State government through the backdoor, they now desire a situation whereby the Government House will also be invaded by the Department of State Service (DSS), as it was done in Akwa Ibom State; but on this one, they will fail, as usual.
“Governor Fayose clearly expressed his mind in the interview they are trying to capitalise on by warning that any attempt to destabilise his government could lead to the downfall of the APC government, and he stands by what he said. The governor never said he was going to bring the government of President Muhammadu Buhari down…”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has is Governor Ayo Fayose’s threat to bring down the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “treasonable”.
The party urged security agencies not to underestimate Fayose, saying the governor made the latest threat because he got away with alleged impunity of the past.
In a statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, APC urged security agents to protect the integrity of the Constitution being challenged by Fayose’s alleged seditious remarks, which constitute a threat to the nation’s democracy.
The party accused Fayose of recruiting 10 thugs in each of the 16 local government areas for “training” in Ifaki with Toyota Hilux vans allegedly put at their disposal for undisclosed purposes.
It berated Fayose, saying the governor “must have been acting under psychological stress that had denied him emotional sanity”.
APC said the governor was also being haunted by his sordid past.
The party demanded investigation into the latest outburst from the governor, adding that his threat to bring down the Buhari administration could not have been empty.
Fayose was reported to have said at a forum the at the weekend that Buhari’s government would be brought down should anything sinister happens to him (Fayose).
APC said: “We want to appeal to Nigerians around the world to see Fayose as a special breed with a special case of psychosis among Ekiti people; so, he should be treated as a special man whose actions should not be equated to Ekiti standard of behaviour.
“Even with his special condition of mental torture, which requires psychiatric management, we shall still urge the security agencies to watch the governor over his subversive activities within and outside the country and to act now to bring him under the law to account for his actions.
“We had alerted security agencies that Fayose stockpiled arms in the Government House with hundreds of criminals already trained in arms handling. The arms and ammunition are still there.
“We are telling the security agencies again with all sense of responsibility that Fayose is currently recruiting 10 thugs from each of the 16 local government areas to assemble at a training facility in Ifaki-Ekiti.
“Who he wants to attack with armed thugs, we don’t know; but we know he has already made Hilux vans available to them for initial operations.
“Nigerians and security agencies should note that as our son, who we know very well, Fayose cannot survive in a society where the law works. He knows he can’t survive his criminal past, including his election fraud, with a decent President like Muhammadu Buhari. That is why he will never wish the President and Nigerians well in their hope of getting an accountable leader to put smiles on their faces.
“Put Fayose where he naturally belongs and Ekiti people will know peace. As such, he needs a world clearly outside of Ekiti world of Omoluabi credo, where he can survive with his volatile temperament and lawless conduct.
“He was well fit into the last administration’s scheme, which thrived on lawlessness. That is why he invaded the court with thugs to beat up a judge and tore court records in the Chief Judge’s office and nothing happened except thunderous ovation and thumps-up in the Presidency.
“He shut 19 lawmakers out of the state and used seven lawmakers to pass the budget and ‘impeach’ the Speaker in the House of Assembly of 26 members and Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidency hooted in celebration of an accomplished thug being unleashed on the integrity of the nation’s constitution on the altar of political expediency.