Governor Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to the invasion of the State House of Assembly complex and the whisking away of 4 lawmakers by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ekiti State, ceasing the opportunity to reiterate that no amount of harassment, would make him back-down on his resolve to criticize bad policies of the Buhari-led administration that won’t benefit the masses.
In a press statement issued by on Wednesday by Idowu Adelusi, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Governor Fayose, who arrived the state from Abuja where he had been since Sunday to attend PDP meeting, reacted to the DSS raid for the first time, saying his resolution to continue criticising the wicked policies of Buhari’s government in the interest of the nation’s democracy and the citizens of Nigeria was unwavering.
According to the statement, the state Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, who was arrested by officials of DSS, was released late Tuesday night. Hear governor Fayose:
“The Bible says people with God are in majority. This is not the first time people will harass me. It is a conspiracy and it will collapse like other attempts before it. I will remain critical of the activities of the Federal Government, especially when they do things that are inimical to the welfare of Nigerians.
“Imagine the questions they asked my Commissioner for Finance, they asked him if the Federal Government has reimbursed the state government on works done on federal roads. But the records are with them in Abuja, can’t they check? We have nothing to hide and they are only chasing shadows and are time wasters.
“Telling the Federal Government that the economy is in trouble and that the president should stay at home to face governance is not a crime and is part of my rights as a citizen of this country. I am like a tree planted by the bank of a river that brings forth its fruits in due season.”
Responding to the allegation that some lawmakers were offered $1 million bribe to impeach him, the governor expressed an unreserved confidence in the state lawmakers. Governor Fayose said,
“I am just coming from Abuja and I know that our lawmakers are solid guys and their future and mine are tied together. When the APC was at its peak in the state and they wanted to use 19 lawmakers to impeach me, they failed woefully and they will still fail again. This is a storm in a tea cup. They are not just starting; I defeated them in all courts in the land. I won’t deter from saying the truth about the FG.
“We are in the morning we have not seen what the night is going to be. If it is me that brought myself here they will succeed, but if it is God, they will have to first overcome God before overcoming me.”
Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday commenced the probe of the invasion of Ekiti State House of Assembly by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) on March 4, 2016.
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