Despite pleas by prominent Ekiti people, including traditional rulers and religious leaders that the All Progressives Congress should let peace reign in the State, APC lawmakers met with some party leaders again in a hotel in Akure yesterday on how to frustrate the new government of Governor Ayodele Fayose through the House of Assembly, sources have said.
The APC lawmakers were said to be adamant on their plan to either impeach Fayose or make the state ungovernable for him.
The Ekiti Movement for Good Governance (EMGG), in a statement by its Secretary, Dr Abiodun Aina, said Ekiti people would resist any attempt to prevent Fayose from governing the state for the duration of his four-year-tenure.
Aina who said the owner of the hotel where the clandestine meeting was held last night confirmed that the APC lawmakers slept in the hotel and left early yesterday, adding that the lawmakers ran to Akure to hold the meeting because they knew that they were working against Ekiti people.
A leader of the APC, who came from Lagos was said to have assured the lawmakers of enough funds to prosecute the agenda, tagged “Operation Blockade.”
Apart from using the House of Assembly to frustrate Fayose’s administration, part of the agenda of the Operation Blockade was to step up criminal activities like armed robberies and kidnapps in the state.
Meanwhile, reactions have continued to trail the APC legislators’ impeachment plot as youths under the aegis of the National Youth Council threatened to resist any attempt to impeach the governor. Chairman of the Youth Council, Comrade Adedamola Gbenga said youths in the state would embark on a peaceful demonstration against the lawmakers tomorrow.
In his own reaction, a Peoples Democratic Party senatorial aspirant, Hon Mrs Fatima Raji Rasaki warned the APC lawmakers to desist from any act capable of throwing Ekiti into chaos.
She said the legislators should see themselves as Ekiti State legislators, not APC lawmakers. Also, market women in Ekiti State under the aegis of the Council of Iyalojas and Iyalajes have dismissed people planning to frustrate Fayose’s administration as enemies of the state.
Speaking through the Iyaloja of Ekiti State, Chief (Mrs) Bisi Okunmolale, the market women said they were solidly behind the governor, noting that no right thinking Ekiti indigene should do anything against the popular wish of the people.tweet Follow @@metrolens1