The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Governor Ayodele Fayose’s threat to bring down the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as “treasonable”.
The party, therefore, urged security agencies not to underestimate the governor, saying Fayose made the latest threat because he got away with alleged impunity of the past.
Governor Fayose was reported to have said at a forum at the weekend that Buhari’s government would be brought down should anything untoward happen to him (Fayose).
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.
Mr. Olatunbosun further 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.
He also lampooned the governor, saying he “must have been acting under psychological stress that had denied him emotional sanity”.
The APC spokesman said the governor was also being haunted by his sordid past, stressing that the party’s call for an investigation into the latest outburst by Mr. Fayose to bring down the Buhari administration could not have been empty.
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”.