Fayose: APC orders lawmakers home, draws battle line
The APC in Ekiti state seems to have recovered its voice, and has been emboldened by the victory of their presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari to now stand up against the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The party in the state has asked its 19 lawmakers who fled in the heat of political chaos in the state, to return and commence sitting, saying the end of impunity has come with the victory of Buhari.
“Buhari’s victory marks the beginning of sanity in the polity wracked by lawlessness, corruption and impunity. All democratic institutions will operate unfettered within the ambit of the law.
The party’s state publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun said on Tuesday in a statement, “we urge our 19 members in the House of Assembly to return to work immediately and take control of the affairs because a new era of law and order has returned,”
It also told residents of the state to defy the curfew imposed on the state by Governor Fayose, describing it as “sheer wickedness on the part of Governor Fayose to want to prevent” the people from celebrating.
The statement read, “Our party has asked its members to defy order barring them from celebrating their party’s victory because it is their legal right. We are not fighting; we are celebrating.
“Fayose should remember that he urged Ekiti people to defy Governor Kayode Fayemi’s curfew order when there was apparent threat to peace in the state. This time, there is no threat to peace and so there is no authority that can bar Ekiti people from celebrating our liberty and this victory”.
Meanwhile, Governor Fayose, has described Buhari as a dogged fighter, urging Nigerians to accept the outcome of the presidential election in good faith.
Fayose, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, “hailed the resilience and commitment of Buhari” adding that the election result was the will of God, which, he said, must not be seen as a victory or loss for any political party”.
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