The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over alleged plot by Governor Ayodele Fayose to use thugs to kidnap them.
They urged the governor to stop trailing them for kidnap, saying it is evil to plot to take members of their families out of circulation for a ransom of surrender to stall the governor’s impeachment move.
They also called the attention of security
agencies to the threats posed by the governor’s activities, saying the latest move on their kidnap plan had exposed the insincerity of the governor in calling a truce meeting last week to seek an end to the Ekiti State House of Assembly crisis.
The lawmakers in a statement by Speaker Adewale Omirin’s Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said Fayose remained the main obstacle to peace in Ekiti State, wondering why a governor seeking peace should be on their trail and planning to kidnap some of them or in the alternative seize their children for ransom.
“We note the surveillance activities of the governor by the accurate and inaccurate accounts of our movements as posted on the facebook wall of his aide, Lere Olayinka.
“We can’t ignore the information by our usually reliable sources about this kidnap plan. The governor is capable of any evil. We have it on good authority that he is on our trail just to arrest some of us so that we don’t have the quorum for his impeachment.
“The alternative is to kidnap members of our family, particularly our children in their schools, by a faceless gang calling themselves a concerned Ekiti State non-political group to hide their political identity. They are to insist that the lawmakers must drop their impeachment plan or the children will be killed,” the statement explained.
The lawmakers called the attention of security
agents to this evil plot, saying that their concern should not be treated with levity.
“The governor cannot swear with his Holy Bible that he did not celebrate the plan in the Government House to arrest us on our way to the peace meeting at Afe Babalola University.
“We want him to swear with his Bible, a real Holy Bible, and not a copy of English Dictionary draped with the hard cover of the Holy Bible that he has been using to deceive the public when he is planning his evils and at the same time swearing with a fake Bible that he knows nothing about the allegations against him,” the statement added.
They urged Ekiti leaders to call the governor to order while urging security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities by providing security for all Ekiti people irrespective of their political leanings and prevail on the governor to stop all activities that constitute a threat to peace in the state.