The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm over an alleged plot by the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) to impeach Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Kola Ologbondiyan said the impeachment plot is a recipe for crisis in the peaceful state. He alleged that the plot is a desperate bid to rush into the Ekiti Government House to remove and tamper with documents and evidence confirming the rigging of the July 14 governorship election, ahead of the sitting of the election tribunal.
He said, “Having realized that there is no way their daylight robbery at the poll can stand in the court, the APC is now employing all desperate means to subvert the course of Justice.
“This explains why a detachment of the Police can be hurriedly deployed to besiege the Ekiti State Assembly Complex last night without a formal request by the Speaker, the Clerk or the Sergeant-at-Arms, who is the chief security officer of the complex.
“The PDP states that any resort to underhand measures to impeach Fayose, without the constitutionally required 2/3 of the members of the House, particularly at this time, when the lawmakers are currently on their annual recess, will surely be resisted by our members.”
The PDP warned that the actions of the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government portend grave danger for the country.
The party also directed the APC to withdraw the armed security officers from the premises of the House of Assembly complex.
“Finally, the PDP urges the judiciary to be firm in standing by the truth on the Ekiti election and not be cowed or intimidated by the threats and pressure coming from the APC.
“Nigerians know the truth regarding the rigging of the Ekiti guber election by the APC and are now looking up to the judiciary for justice in the matter,” the statement read.