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APC Is The Real Threat To National Security – Fayose

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Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has condemned the All Progressives Congress-controlled Federal Government for “destabilising” his administration, through the instrumentality of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The governor stated this on Tuesday in reaction to claims by Ekiti state APC that he (Fayose) was a threat to national security and should be put on government’s security watch.

“The major threat to national security is a party that lost election since June 21, 2014 and is still trying to get back to power, using crude means, including turning itself to the mouthpiece of the Department of State Services (DSS).

“It is only in Nigeria that a party that ran Ekiti State aground in four years and was rejected in six straight elections by the people can still be talking.

“The question that Nigerians must ask the APC spokesperson in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatunbosun, is whether he now doubles as the DSS spokesperson. In the last three weeks, everything the APC speculated that the DSS was going to do was exactly what the security agency did and that has reinforced the belief that the DSS was working in collaboration with the APC in Ekiti State to destabilise the Fayose-led government.

“It is also a fact that the chairman of APC in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe, who is standing trial for murder was hosted to a dinner in the Presidential Villa while TKO Aluko on whose bench warrant was issued for alleged perjury is going about with armed security men, Fayose said, though his spokesman, Lere Olayinka.

The governor further stated that: “A party like the APC that its government kept silent when over 400 Agatus were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and women were raped, farmlands destroyed by the herdsmen in other parts of the country cannot be anything other than threat to national security.

“Or what should Nigeria call a party that caused the murder of over 20 Nigerians, including Youth Corp member in Bayelsa and Rivers States, just because of desperation to win elections?

“When you try to truncate democratically elected government, deny Nigerians rights to fair hearing by detaining them indefinitely and disobey court orders, while also failing to conduct free and fair elections, what is such a government inviting other than breakdown of law and order? And what should such a party in power be called other than security threat to Nigeria?”