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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Fayose fumes over Sule Lamido’s detention, warns against continued harassment of presidential aspirants

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has condemned the arrest and continued detention of former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, warning the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to stop what he described as regime of harassment and intimidation of people perceived to be having presidential ambition in 2019.
In a statement released in Ado Ekiti today and signed by the Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose called on the international community and the media to save democracy in Nigeria from being truncated by the APC cabal’s desperation to hold on to power by whatever means, added that;
 “It appears that the cabal in the APC led government that is holding Nigerians to ransom want their candidate to contest the 2019 election unopposed. Obviously, that is the reason for the arrest and detention of former Governor of Niger State, Dr Babangida Aliyu and Alhaji Lamido who have shown interest in the presidency.”
He described the arrest and detention as childish and ridiculous, saying;
“If a former governor is arrested and incarcerated for what they called incitement, what should the police have done to those Fulani herdsmen that have killed thousands of Nigerians across the country? With the arrest of Alhaji Lamido, the detention of former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan since February this year and the arrest and detention of Dr Babangida Aliyu, it is becoming clearer that these APC people will only contest election against themselves in 2019. It will even be unnecessary to continue to fund the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) since they don’t want anyone to contest the 2019 presidential election against their party. The APC cabal can as well proscribe INEC and declare their party the perpetual ruler of Nigeria instead of wasting money on conduct of elections.”
Describing Lamido’s arrest as the height of power drunkenness, Governor Fayose said
 “That the police claimed Alhaji Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to go violent if the results of the local government elections fixed for July 1, 2017 is to say the least irresponsible and ludicrous. How can you arrest someone in April because of an election slated for July and keep the person in detention for the past 24 hours? Is it not even laughable that the APC government in Jigawa State is so afraid of allowing the people the freedom to participate in an election to be conducted by the State government itself such that it opted for the arrest and detention of a former governor of the State more than two months to the elections?”
Fayose who also condemned the continued detention of former Governor Suswan; said
 “Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswan has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the DSS reason for keeping him in detention since February is that he has failed to cooperate with investigators. The question is; what cooperation does the DSS need from someone that will require him being kept in detention for close to two months?”
While calling for a stop to the APC government’s regime of political intimidation and harassment, Governor Fayose said,
“Nigerians will resist any attempt to foist a one party State on the country and no matter how tyrannical the APC chooses to become, Nigeria will overcome its tyranny just like the country survived past tyrannical governments.”

13 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Loudmouth.

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RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu.
Ya tyme dey cum.

Andrew Esene said...

Baba fayose I admire you alot but if Sule lamido and Aliu babangida, those two criminals are the best candidate the PDP have to save this country from this present situation then it's a shame and you fayose you are also a criminal too looking for people that will cover your mess up for you.

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Peter James said...

APC are the current problem of nigeria

Temi Johnson said...

That is y d apc will neva acheve anythin meaningful, cos all they focus is to arrest nd detaine anybody who refuse to follow them. I wish we can have three ppeople like gov fayose and wit d surport of jonalist apc things for better. But even d so call jonalist are afraid of lie Muhammed

Anonymous said...

No amount of fuming can affect the war against corruption and lawless criminals at the helm of affairs while a season of stewardship rendering account is also a must,no man is above the law as I dear you to speak carelessly a day after ur immunity is gone if you will not suffer for it,pls speak with humility to Nigerians bcs you are currently an empty barrel making useless noise.

Anonymous said...

No amount of fuming can affect the war against corruption and lawless criminals at the helm of affairs while a season of stewardship rendering account is also a must,no man is above the law as I dear you to speak carelessly a day after ur immunity is gone if you will not suffer for it,pls speak with humility to Nigerians bcs you are currently an empty barrel making useless noise.

Mr.Hans Lockhard said...

APC is the worst government since the existence of Nigerian... We made the biggest mistake of our life by voted into power this bunch of idiots and fool's

Mayor Rickets said...

Well said

Asa said...

Why are they (APC) detaining past PDP governors? What's their fear?

Asa said...

I wonder why APC is still afraid of PDP that are no more in power.

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