Eleven lawmakers who are sympathetic to Governor Ayodele Fayose in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have said they can no longer sleep in their homes due to alleged persistent threats and intimidation by some policemen sent from police headquarters in Abuja.
In fact, as at now, they have temporarily fled the state apparently for fear of being arrested for some unfounded allegations by the policemen who they claimed were led by one CSP Mohammed Abubakar.
Though, the lawmakers led by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Segun Adewunmi said emphatically that they would withstand anybody who tried to prevent them from doing their legislative duties, as at yesterday, they hinted that all the lawmakers had left the state.
Adewunmi said, “We assembled here and decided to leave Ekiti. As at now, the governor cannot find any member of the House of Assembly. As we are here talking, others are out of the state”.
The lawmakers who spoke with newsmen at the NUJ press centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan alleged there was a clandestine move by the All Progressives Congress led government to truncate democracy in the state.
“No amount of intimidation, arrest, detention, harassment and monetary inducement will make us dance to the tune of those whose only interest is to truncate the Fayose-led government and return to power through the backdoor. We have come here to alert the public about the new clandestine plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to cripple the government of Ekiti State. Yesterday, some policemen led by one CSP Mohammed Abubakar of the Force CID, Abuja, were brought to Ekiti State by the expelled former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr TKO Aluko and the Ekiti State APC Chairman, Jide Awe”.