The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has urged security agencies to place Governor Ayo Fayose under watch for allegedly conducting himself in a manner that threatens national security.
The party said Fayose’s recent utterances and actions suggest acts of sabotage targeted at rendering national institutions ineffective.
The APC said the alarm became necessary, following Fayose’s alleged death-wish for President Muhammadu Buhari and inciting the people against the Department of State Services (DSS) at a rally last Friday to welcome a lawmaker, Afolabi Akanni, from DSS custody.
In a statement yesterday by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the APC regretted that Fayose overlooked an Ekiti indigene, Ayodele Dada, who was the best graduating student at University of Lagos with a Gross Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 in favour of a person accused of sundry crimes against the law.
Olatunbosun said besides inciting the people against the DSS at Akanni’s welcome rally, the governor also allegedly declared the DSS Director General, Lawal Daura, persona non grata in Ekiti State.
He also allegedly threatened to bring down Buhari’s government if any attempt was made to investigate allegations of crimes levelled against him (Fayose).
According to APC’s spokesman, Fayose’s “unguided statements” had exposed him as a man fighting a lone battle against the Federal Government.
Olatunbosun said: “We have heard of reports of Governor Fayose inciting the people to stone DSS operatives anywhere they are seen. This is besides saying many unprintable things about the President.
“It is regrettable that Fayose cannot separate his personal views as a man constantly at war with the law from the views of lawful Ekiti people.”
Accusing the governor of running a government built on his personal image, the APC spokesman said this misconception had “robbed Ekiti people the quality leadership with the right mindset to see governance beyond the prism of self-glorification”.
Olatunbosun added: “This failure to see governance beyond personal appeal is costing our state good governance.
“That is why the governor is wasting state resources on helicopter charter to ferry an accused person from Abuja to Ekiti after which he took six pages of newspaper adverts to publish court records on the accused’s bail application and topped it with the donation of a new car to the same Akanni, who is still under investigation over several criminal cases.
“Fayose has appointed himself national opposition leader just because he wants to help himself in his many criminal cases against the nation’s law. That is why he will never wish Nigeria well to have country where the law works.”