Ekiti APC raises alarm over plan to arrest leaders

Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has uncovered clandestine plan by some officers of the state police command to start arresting some leaders of the party on the trumped-up charge of being the mastermind of the current political logjam in the state.

In a release signed by the newly elected Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, APC said the plan is as a result of the unholy alliance such men in the police uniform had entered into with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to shift the blame of  the source of ongoing political dark cloud in the state on some APC leaders.

“We recall that the attempt by Ayo  to avoid his past deeds from catching up with him led to his intimidation of the judiciary. We recall that PDP’s calling out of thugs against the judiciary led to the harassment of judges at the Ekiti High Court on two occasions just within one week. and we recall the further breakdown of law and order in the state after the unfortunate and gruesome murder of Chief Omolafe Aderiye.

In all of these, APC was the innocent victim. Despite the undue provocation by those who felt that the arm of the law was becoming too long and must be cut to size, APC chose the path of honour by remaining calm and unprovoked, yet the PDP goons continued to look for ways to rope us in and paint us black. Our properties have been destroyed, yet our faith is strong will remain unshaken.

History is forever fresh about which of the two parties is the bloodletting one. History is forever fresh about which candidate or political gladiator is the troubler of our Israel. There is no one in doubt about the person who holds the key that unlocks the wild doors of the roughnecks who always unleash mayhem on the state.

According to Olatubosun, APC was aware of the clandestine meeting held between some police officers, led by the OC CIB, and some PDP goons on the 28th September, 2014 at Spotless Hotel, Ado Ekiti, which belongs to Ayo Fayose, where a list of those APC leaders to be arrested on trumped-up charges was drawn.

Prominent among the names of those included in them list are: the Chairman of APC, High Chief Jide Awe, Chief of Staff Yemi Adaramodu, Sola Omonijo, Deji Adesokan, Dele Owoju, Richard Apolola, Niyi Adedipe, Rotimi Olambiwonninu, and so on.

It may be recalled that when APC raised the same alarm in June during the election, the security operatives failed to act and eventually launched their offensives against our party men who had  committed no offence.

We are here saying again that the people listed have been put on the watch list and once they are arrested, the PDP would start raising allegations against them. This is our finding.

“We are therefore calling on the police authority to check the excesses of these their men in the police uniform. It is the utmost interest of the APC leadership that no sinner should go unpunished and, specifically, that the dramatist personae in the activities leading to the present political logjam in the state be brought to book.”

“We are now putting the police on notice that the attempt by the PDP and its cohorts to divert the attention of the security agencies away from the real culprits has the hands of some of its officers who have been dining with the devil. We thus call on all the security agencies, like the police and DSS not to be dragged into the murky past of the PDP, especially, that of Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose.”

APC says it however remains unyielding in its stance against injustice in the land. “As a party of strong democratic tenets ,We have fought and won several battles against injustice in the past in line with the rule of law .

The invasion and attack on the temple of justice with the break down of law and order by the PDP led by Mr. fayose has shown that he is either hiding or afraid of his past”