The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose has described the allegation levelled against Governor Nyesom Wike by the Department of State Service (DSS) as an irresponsible display of partisanship.
The DSS had earlier alleged that Wike was planning with Ikenga Ugochinyere, an aide to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to destabilise Abuja.
According to Vanguard, the Ekiti Governor said the allegation by the DSS is a “barefaced attempt by the federal government to divert the attention of Nigerians and the international community from its involvement in the violence unleashed on the people of Rivers State during the December 10 rerun elections.”
Governor Fayose also said the security agency is supposed to serve Nigerians and not the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said “When protesters went round major streets in Abuja on Tuesday, protesting against Governor Wike, where was the DSS then?
“Assuming but not even conceding that anyone was planning to protest in support of Governor Wike, what is wrong with that? Was the DSS on sabbatical on Tuesday, when protest was held in the same Abuja against Governor Wike?
“Is the DSS now telling Nigerians that only supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) can protest and only protests against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are sanctioned?”
Fayose also added that “Security agencies were accused of playing ignoble roles in the Rivers State rerun elections. Can the same security agencies that was accused of ballot box snatching and assisting the APC to unleash terror on the people of Rivers State carry out any credible probe?
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“The only probe that will be credible and acceptable concerning the Rivers State rerun election is the one in which the international community, civil society organisations and observers who were on the field during the election take part not this kangaroo probe being spearheaded by the police just to work to a pre-determined conclusion.”
Governor Ayo Fayose also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of tampering with the affairs of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).