The Ekiti State Government has raised alarm over an alleged plot by the police to invade the state on Sunday. The police, according to the State Government, are to begin indiscriminate arrest of top officials of the government, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party as well as members of the State House of Assembly on Monday.
In a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the government alleged that APC leaders were coordinating the invasion in their desperation to destabilise the state because of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s perceived opposition to the inhuman policies of the Federal Government.
The statement said: “We have been reliably informed that the latest onslaught against the PDP government of Mr Ayodele Fayose is to begin on Monday, using the police to arrest top government officials, PDP leaders across the 16 local government areas and members of the House of Assembly.
“ACP Olusola Oke, who is to lead the over 20 policemen to carry out the operation is said to be a native of Isan Ekiti, hometown of the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi. ACP Olusola Oke is equally the immediate past Assistant Commissioner in charge of Operations and now the AC X-Squad, FCID, Abuja.
“The operation is allegedly being funded by a former governor from the South South while a prominent aide of President Mohammadu Buhari is said to be directly coordinating.
“ACP Olusola Oke will be accompanied by CSP Ayodele, CSP Enang, four Inspectors and others.”
The government said all attempts by the APC to return to power through the backdoor will fail, adding that the party should rather prepare for the 2018 election instead of running from the Army to the Department of State Service, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and now the police.