[Ekiti] PDP raises alarm over alleged plots to impeach Fayose

Written by on July 26, 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party has warned the All Progressives Congress to stop its alleged nefarious plot to impeach Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose or attract dire consequences.

PDP further alleged that the impeachment plot, which it said was being arranged in connivance with the police, would be a recipe for crisis in the state.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, that the PDP was aware that the alleged plot “is a desperate bid by the APC to rush into the Ekiti Government House to remove and tamper with documents and evidence confirming the rigging of the July 14 governorship election, ahead of the sitting of the election tribunal.”

It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the recently conducted governorship election in Ekiti State.

Fayemi, who was a former governor of the state, defeated his closest rival, who was the candidate of the PDP in the election, Prof. Olusola Eleka.

Eleka, who is the deputy governor of the state, has signified his intention to contest the outcome of the election in court.

Ologbondiyan, in his statement, alleged that having realised that there “is no way their daylight robbery at the poll can stand in the court, the APC is now employing all desperate means to subvert the course of Justice.”

He added, “This explains why a detachment of the Police can be hurriedly deployed to besiege the Ekiti State Assembly Complex last night (Wednesday) without a formal request by the Speaker, the Clerk or the Sergeant-at-Arms, who is the chief security officer of the complex.

“The PDP states that any resort to underhand measures to impeach Fayose, without the constitutionally required 2/3 of the members of the House, particularly at this time, when the lawmakers are currently on their annual recess, will surely be resisted by our members.”

While accusing the APC of plotting crisis all over the nation and resorting to the use of harassment, intimidation and brute force against the people and our democratic institutions, Ologbondiyan warned that the alleged dispositions of APC and its Federal Government portend grave danger for our nation.

“Now that the political and parliamentary establishment of the Ekiti House of Assembly has loudly declared that they do not require the services of the detachment of policemen, PDP charges the APC to immediately withdraw their armed agents from the premises of the House of Assembly,” he said.

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