Ekiti Crisis: PDP leader accuses APC lawmakers of plotting violence

By Bode Ola

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial aspirant in Ekiti Central, Bode Ola, has accused the opposition lawmakers in the state of plotting to foment trouble.

Mr. Ola alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly were determined to frustrate the administration of recently inaugurated Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Mr. Ola said the Ekiti people will not allow the APC lawmakers and their ‘desperate leaders’ to throw the State into chaos.

He alleged that the APC lawmakers, led by the Speaker of the Assembly, Adewale Omirin, were planning to lead thugs to the Assembly Complex on Monday.

“That will be a joke taken too far,” he said.

The former senator said Ekiti people rejected the APC during the June 21 governorship election and any attempt to thwart the will of the people will be resisted.

“Our people spoke loudly on June 21 by overwhelmingly electing Ayodele Fayose as their governor,” he said. “The APC lawmakers and their Lagos sponsors should know that any plot against Governor Fayose is a declaration of war on Ekiti people and no political party can wage war against the people successfully.”

Mr. Ola also alleged that the APC lawmakers were plotting chaos so that the House of Representatives can take over legislative functions in Ekiti State. He said the plot will fail.

Ekiti has been in crisis since the election of Mr. Fayose. Two judges in the state were harassed by thugs allegedly at the behest of the governor, causing the state chief judge to temporarily shut all courts in the state. Also last week, the 7 PDP members of the Assembly announced that they sat and impeached the speaker and his deputy, who have the support of 17 other APC members of the Assembly. The impeachment has been rejected by the majority lawmakers and their party, the APC.

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