Outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has disclosed that his life was under threat as the federal powers are keeping close tab on his activities at the government house.
In a press statement on Wednesday, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, stated that police helicopters and mobile policemen have been placed around Fayose’s government house, thereby threatening his fundamental rights.
“They have continued to fly helicopters over the Government House and Governor’s Office in a way that compromises the safety and well-being of residents and workers.”
“The noise pollution that this has caused the people is also enough irritation. This brazen show of naked force and abuse of power is as ungodly as it is undemocratic.
“If the security forces belong to all Nigerians, and not to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), it should not be biased in this blatant manner.”Fayose said it is unprofessional of the security forces to allow themselves to be this debased, by running APC errands, even though they are funded with resources that belong to all of us.
“They are obligated by the Constitution to be apolitical and not willing tools in the hands of the powers-that-be.“Once again, I say I will not be intimidated. I will stand on my feet until every injustice is upturned and the freedom and liberties of our people are restored.
“The thief runneth when no one pursueth. They are afraid of their shadows,” he added.Meanwhile, a presidential aspirant on the platform of Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP), Dr. Johnson A. Edosomwan, has dismissed the Ekiti governorship poll as undemocratic.
By Augustine Akhilomen