By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused its Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart of subversive activities.
The party also accused a faction of the opposition of masterminding the recent looting and brigandage that attended last week’s peaceful protest staged by the youths in the state.
A statement issued on Sunday at Ado Ekiti, through its Public Relations Officer, Hon. Ade Ajayi, the APC debunked claims that Ekiti was unsafe.
“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a statement credited to the (Fayose) factional Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, and that of its failed gubernatorial candidate in the 2018 election, Olusola Eleka, alleging that Ekiti is not safe and that the looting of the silo containing seedlings preserved with chemicals and the State Emergency Management Agency’s warehouse, is a failure of the Fayemi’s government.
“Even the least discerning in the state would confirm that the looting was masterminded by PDP leaders in Ekiti state in their failed attempt to discredit the Fayemi government.
We wish to make it clear that Ekiti is safe for law-abiding citizens but very unsafe for criminals and their sponsors”.
The statement continues; “We also wish to alert the general public that Ekiti State government has no COVID-19 palliatives stored anywhere in the state, as they have been distributed long ago during the pandemic.
“The real motive of the PDP in Ekiti State after failing woefully at the 2018 gubernatorial elections has been to sneak back to power through the back door.
“The PDP hid under the recent #ENDSARS protest to sponsor thugs to hijack the peaceful protest.
“One of the PDP hoodlums called Moyinoluwa Olowoyo was recently arrested after leading the assault on the governor’s convoy, blockade of major streets in the state capital, rape, arson, looting and other vices”
“We also recall that Ekiti was the only state in the southwest that enjoyed some level of peace when other states went up in flames”. the statement added.
“This was due to the proactive security measures taken by the security agents in conjunction with the State government to ensure peace. The PDP is not happy that their plans to unleash mayhem on the State under the guise of #ENDSARS protest failed.