Lawmakers decry planned police invasion of Ekiti, pleads IGP, international community to protect democracy


Members of Ekiti State House of Assembly have condemned the incessant
harassment of top functionaries of the State government, members of
the House of Assembly and members of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in the State with security agents, saying the new Inspector
General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris should be mindful of allowing
the police under him to be used to truncate democracy.

The lawmakers, who described the latest attempt to invade the State by
20 policemen led by one ACP Olusola Oke, a native of Isan Ekiti,
hometown of Minister of Solid Minerals and former Governor of the
State, Dr Kayode Fayemi as an assault on democracy, added that the new
IGP must emulate his immediate past predecessor by rejecting pressure
from APC leaders from Ekiti State to use the police to cause chaos in
the State just because they lost an election that was adjudged as
free, fair and credible.”

According to a statement issued on Sunday, and signed by the Speaker,
Rt. Hon. Kolawole Oluwawole, the lawmaker said; “harassing PDP members
in Ekiti State, government officials and members of the State House of
Assembly will not help democracy in Nigeria and the international
community should help Nigeria to sustain Democracy by calling the
APC-led federal government to order.”

The lawmakers said it was becoming ridiculous that the APC was still
making issues out of an election that the party lost two years ago,
adding that “plotters of evil against Governor Ayodele Fayose and his
government must know that we in the House of Assembly will not present
ourselves to be used against our governor. They should know that even
if we are arrested and detained for one year, we won’t collaborate
with those plotting evil against Governor Fayose.”

“If two years after losing a free, fair and credible election and
exploring all legal options up to the Supreme Court, some people are
still running from the Army, DSS, EFCC and Police, writing frivolous
petitions, law enforcements …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot