APC petitions NASS, EU, U.S., UK over Fayose
The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has written the leadership of the National Assembly, embassies of the United States and United Kingdom as well as the European Union over the “avalanche of propaganda by Governor Ayodele Fayose in the media to mislead the general public on Ekiti State crisis.”
In the petition by the state secretary, Ayodele Paul Omotoso, the party said its action became imperative in the face of “ceaseless lies and propaganda by the governor on Ekiti crisis to mislead the people in order to extract public sympathy and paint the APC government in bad light.”
Omotoso specifically cited the governor’s allegation that APC instigated the Department of State Service (DSS) to arrest PDP lawmakers preparatory to his alleged impeachment.
He added that Fayose’s claim that the secrete police offered the legislators $1 million to unseat him was a calculated attempt to set Nigerians against his party and paint the DSS in bad light.
Attached to the letter were photographs of physical injuries on party members and destruction of their property, including various petitions to security agencies and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) drawing attention to the governor’s alleged acts of brutality against the opposition.
Accusing the governor of habitual stoking of violence to cause crisis in the state,APC pointed out the report of the State Security Service (SSS) panel set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to probe political murders in Ekiti State between 2004 and 2006 which “conclusively established that Governor Fayose had zero tolerance for the opposition.”
The party maintained that during the period, the governor, as confirmed by the security panel report, allegedly had a terror gang composed of policemen and thugs which the security report “established to have links with political murders reported in the state during the period.”