All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has faulted Governor Ayo Fayose’s reaction to the search of the Akwa Ibom State Government House by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The party, in its response to Fayose’s advertorials, insisted that the constitution does not provide immunity for any Government House.
It said only embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic missions enjoy diplomatic immunity.
The Ekiti APC spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement yesterday said the DSS operatives acted in the nation’s interest.
Olatunbosun said: “Let us educate Fayose that a Government House is not the same as an embassy or foreign mission that enjoy physical immunity from security activities by local armed forces.
“While a governor enjoys immunity from physical and body security search, the same cannot be said of the Government House because no law in the constitution says the Government House should be a breeding ground for insurrection and insurgency.
“We suspect Fayose as an accomplice in the Akwa Ibom arms stockpiling saga, otherwise there is no reason for him to be edgy and agitated in his response”.
The APC spokesman also berated the governor for trying to whip up public sentiment against DSS operatives, who performed their legitimate duties to secure the country.
“No amount of blackmail would stop security agents from performing their legal duties against violent and corrupt governors.
“We know why Fayose is blackmailing DSS. Ekiti Government House is home to thugs and criminals. They were used during the last elections to attack the opponents.
“We call on DSS to be alert to its responsibilities of maintaining internal cohesion and security integrity across the country and should comb everywhere, including Aso Rock, if need be, to ensure that no one constitutes himself into a security risk”.
Calling on Ekiti people to be wary of Fayose’s inciting statements, Olatunbosun said: “Our party urges Ekiti people not to fall for Fayose’s attempt to use them as cannon fodder to preserve his illegal activities in government.
“Fayose has kept all his children abroad while he incites and distributes weapons to the children of the poor to fight to defend his illegalities.
“Fayose cannot survive in a society where the law works, that is why he keeps armed criminals permanently in the Government House for use to keep himself in power without opposition.
“The Akwa Ibom example has put the governor on edge and so he is trying whatever he can to discredit the DSS and pre-empt the security agency from interrogating his illegal activities”.
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