No killing squad in Ekiti, PDP replies APC

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as “an irony” an allegation by the Chairman of the Ekiti State All Progressive Congress, APC, Jide Awe, that people were being killed by a killer squad in the state.

The party said Mr. Awe, who is currently standing trial for murder and who ought to be in prison, should not be the one levelling allegations of killing against others.

The APC chairman had alleged in a petition to the National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki that a killer squad going after people, exists in the state.

The Secretary of the PDP in the state, Tope Aluko, said in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, that the party would not have bothered to react to the petition but was compelled to do so in order to set the record straight.

It also said it resolved to react with a view to refreshing the memories of the APC chairman and others who may be suffering from collective amnesia.

“Right thinking Ekiti people and Nigerians as a whole should ask Awe and his APC self-deluding shadow chasers to first account for the over 10 persons they killed in their four years of governance in the state,” the party said.

“Awe should also let the whole world know why he has become a fugitive, running from justice and seeking to manipulate the system by going as far as Jos, Plateau State to seek kangaroo injunctions.”

The party said the blood of Ayo Jeje and Madam Juliana Adewumi allegedly shed by the APC members in Erijiyan-Ekiti on March 31, 2013 was crying for justice and will surely get it.

It asked Mr. Awe to note that the long arm of justice would surely get him anyhow and anywhere and that he could only run and hide for a while.

The PDP said, “Three days after the APC-led government was ushered into office through the infamous ‘salamigate’ scandal, they started their reign of terror in the state with the killing of Chief Awolumate in Omuo-Ekiti when they forcibly took over local governments headed and ran by elected public officers courtesy local government election conducted by Segun Oni.

“They did not stop at that, the APC people killed and killed even until few weeks before they left office when they killed Chief Omolafe Aderiye on September 25, 2014.

“People know their killer squad. Some of them like Adeniyi Adedipe are facing trial now, while people like Awe and Deji Adesokan have become fugitives.”

The party said the police and other security agencies reserved the right to post their operatives anywhere duty called.

“Therefore, that somebody worked in Ekiti State during the first term of Governor Ayo Fayose and is now back to the state, should not give any serious person headache,” the party said.

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