The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop its alleged plot to impeach Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti.
In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary, the opposition party claimed the impeachment plot is being arranged in connivance with the police.
The party also accused the APC of planning to tamper with documents reportedly confirming the alleged rigging of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state.
Kolapo Olusola, PDP candidate in the election, lost to Kayode Fayemi of the APC.
The PDP described the alleged plot as a “recipe for crisis in the peaceful state”, warning the APC to desist from it or “attract dire consequences”.
“The PDP is aware that the plot is a desperate bid by the APC to rush into the Ekiti government house to remove and tamper with documents and evidence confirming the rigging of the July 14 governorship election, ahead of the sitting of the election tribunal,” the statement read.
“Having realized that there is no way their daylight robbery at the poll can stand in the court, the APC is now employing all desperate means to subvert the course of justice.
“This explains why a detachment of the Police can be hurriedly deployed to besiege the Ekiti state assembly complex last night without a formal request by the speaker, the clerk or the sergeant-at-arms, who is the chief security officer of the complex.
“The PDP states that any resort to underhand measures to impeach Fayose,
without the constitutionally required 2/3 of the members of the House, particularly at this time, when the lawmakers are currently on their annual recess, will surely be resisted by our members.
“Now that the political and parliamentary establishment of the Ekiti House of Assembly has loudly declared that they do not require the services of the detachment of policemen, PDP charges the APC to immediately withdraw their armed agents from the premises of the house of assembly.
“Nigerians know the truth regarding the rigging of the Ekiti guber election by the APC and are now looking up to the judiciary for justice in the matter.”