Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has berated the Nigerian Police for invading and sealing off the Kano residence of the state’s former governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Armed policemen had on Tuesday, August 23, laid siege at Kwankwaso’s house located on Lugard road to prevent an alleged mass wedding being planned by the former governor.
Fayose said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its supporters have encouraged President Muhammadu Buhari’s dictatorship style by not joining other Nigerians to condemn his undemocratic acts.
In a statement issued by his spokesman Lere Olayinkan in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, August 24, Fayose expressed concern about the disregard for the tenets of democracy under the APC government.
The statement reads:
“The fact that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso is of the ruling APC should worry well-meaning Nigerians because it appears no one will be spared by this anti-democracy agents that have taking over Nigeria.
“When they invaded the Akwa Ibom State Government House with armed men of the Department of State Security (DSS), I raised alarm then and I did warn that Nigeria was being returned to 1984 when President Buhari ruled the country like a maximum ruler.
“When I said Nigerians irrespective of their political parties should rise in condemnation of the President Buhari’s government emerging dictatorship, many of our friends in the APC opted to keep silent. Some even hailed the Department of State Security (DSS) when the service invaded the Ekiti State House of Assembly and abducted a member of the House.
“Last week Wednesday, when the police sealed off the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention in Port-Harcourt and blocked the road leading to the Old Presidential Lodge of the Rivers State Government House where I and other PDP leaders were accommodated, our friends in the APC kept silent. Some even hailed the police!
“However, as a Nigerian and ardent lover of democracy and rule of law, I have elected to once again condemn the yesterday’s armed policemen invasion and seal off of the private residence of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and I hope that this time around, our friends in the APC will realise that no one will be spared by the time this emerging dictatorship reaches its peak.
“Nigerians should realise that with the bullying of Kwankwaso, a two-term governor, former minister of defence and serving senator, it is now very clear that the APC government will even be intolerant of opposition within the party, not to talk of external opposition.”
He added that men of good conscience should prevail on Buhari to call the security agencies to order and stop oppressing Nigerians.