The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers pushing for the impeachment of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State have described the security measures put in place to check the spate of kidnapping and violent crimes in the state, including stop and search of vehicles, as a plot to facilitate their abduction.
The lawmakers, in a statement by Speaker Adewale Omirin’s Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said they had uncovered an alleged plot by the governor to engage the Government House security men on major roads in the state to conduct ‘stop and search’ operations in a frantic search to track them for kidnap.
“We are in possession of a report that the governor is using cases of kidnap in the state to break the nation-wide ban on roadblock ordered by the Inspector General of Police to raise some teams of security men working in the Government House to be on our trail to take us out of circulation.
“The officers, who worked for him in similar operations between 2003 and 2006 and who were indicted by the security panel set up President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2005 to investigate political killings in Ekiti State, are the ones specially requested by Fayose for reposting to Ekiti State after he was declared winner in the June 21 governorship poll and they are the ones leading this dastardly operation.
“As we speak, the security men and thugs are in possession of our photographs. They have been told to specifically be on the look-out for dark grey Toyota Camry cars , which are our official cars, to identify us for kidnap to stall his impeachment.
“Part of the instruction is that all vehicles with tinted glasses must be stopped for identification. All our cars are tinted so that will create excuse for stopping our cars just to hit their targets.
“This is the latest ploy after other plots had failed. We are also aware that the governor will soon address a press conference where he will allege that some of the lawmakers, who he believes constitute a threat to him, are responsible for cases of kidnapping in the state.
“He is already in the media selling a dummy that the Speaker, Dr Omirin, and Senator Babafemi Ojudu are sponsors of kidnapping in the state. The plan is to declare them wanted so they become targets of arrest by security agents,” Olujobi explained.
The lawmakers therefore urged leaders in the state to call the governor to order.