The Ekiti State Government has raised an alarm that some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are conniving with the Department of State Services, DSS, to charge Governor Ayodele Fayose and other top government functionaries in the state for a treasonable offence.
The alleged plot according to Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, would later lead to the governor’s arrest.
This was made known in a statement issued by Olayinka in Ado Ekiti.
Olayinka alleged that some miscreants were already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the agency would claim that subversive materials were found on them. ‘He said the plot was to claim that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Fayose.
The statement read, “Few hours ago, credible information was received as to the new plot by the APC-led Federal Government to rope the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, into a treasonable offence.
“This plot is being hatched with the active connivance of some top functionaries of the DSS.
“Some miscreants are already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the DSS will claim that subversive materials were found on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose to promote insurgency in the country, with the ultimate aim of toppling the President Muhammadu Buhari- led government.
“The DSS will then move in, claiming to be acting on the confession of the arrested miscreants and attempt to arrest Fayose and some top functionaries of the Ekiti State government.
“The arrest of Fayose will be premised on the claim that the immunity being enjoyed by the governor does not cover treasonable offences.
“Nigerians should recall that Fayose made it known last week that he was aware of the various attempts on his life just because he chose to expose to Nigerians the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Vowing that those behind the plot would fail, Olayinka said, “This is because Governor Fayose is only the voice of the hopeless Nigerians, whose future is being mortgaged by the Buhari’s Presidency cabal that is only interested in holding on to power at all costs.
“Governor Fayose will not be involved in any unlawful act and Nigerians, as well as the international community are placed on alert as to this new plot.
“On the part of our governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose, he remains undauntedly committed to truth and fearlessness in his defence of Nigerians against the cabal using falsehood, intimidation, arrest, detention and harassment to hold on to power.”