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Fayose plotting to kidnap us, our children – Ekiti APC lawmakers allege

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Adewale Omirin-and-Ayo FayoseThe 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over an alleged plot by Governor Ayodele Fayose to use thugs to kidnap them.

They urged the governor to stop trailing them, saying it is evil to also plot to kidnap some members of their families in order to force them to stall the impeachment move against him.

The APC lawmakers said 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 lingering political crisis in Ekiti State.

But Fayose described the allegation as “one of the usual false rants of people afraid of their own shadows”.

The aggrieved lawmakers in a statement by Speaker Adewale Omirin’s Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said the governor 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 stated.

The lawmakers, therefore, called the attention of security agents to the alleged plot, saying that their concern should not be treated with levity.

The lawmakers also urged Ekiti leaders to call the governor to order while appealing to 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.

In a swift response to the allegations, the governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said, “The APC lawmakers have to come up with this falsehood to cover their shameful desecration of the status of Ekiti elders, whose genuine efforts at peace they have spurned only to continue in their despicable lies against their state”.

According to Fayose, the lawmakers are now looking for all kinds of lies to keep themselves in the news to deceive the world, “whereas they know that they have lost in their plot to completely bring Ekiti to its knees.

“We charge security agencies, elders and indeed the people of the state to note the trend of their lies, ignore them and focus on their support for Governor Fayose as he strives to play the role they had given him in the journey to build a better Ekiti for us all”.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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