Embattled Ekiti state lawmakers have alleged a plot by Governor Ayo Fayose to kidnap them and members of their families. The lawmakers, 19 of them, said the plot aimed at forcing them to give up on impeaching the governor. The legislators, in a statement on Saturday, claimed they are being trailed by the governor and equally cited comments by Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, on Facebook concerning their itineraries.
“We note the surveillance activities of the governor by the accurate and inaccurate accounts of our movements as posted on the facebook wall of his aide, Lere Olayinka.
“We can’t ignore the information by our usually reliable sources about this kidnap plan. The governor is capable of any evil. We have it on good authority that he is on our trail just to arrest some of us so that we don’t have the quorum for his impeachment.
“The alternative is to kidnap members of our family, particularly our children in their schools, by a faceless gang calling themselves a concerned Ekiti State non-political group to hide their political identity. They are to insist that the lawmakers must drop their impeachment plan or the children will be killed”, they said.
The lawmakers urged security agents not to treat their allegation with levity. They reiterated their earlier claim that the governor had planned to arrest them at a planned peace meeting instigated by prominent lawyer, Afe Babalola, a reason for which they did not attend. The lawmakers challenged the Fayose to swear he didn’t plan to do so.
“The governor cannot swear with his Holy Bible that he did not celebrate the plan in the Government House to arrest us on our way to the peace meeting at Afe Babalola University.
“We want him to swear with his Bible, a real Holy Bible, and not a copy of English Dictionary draped with the hard cover of the Holy Bible that he has been using to deceive the public when he is planning his evils (sic)”.
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