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Harassment of Opposition: You lied, APC tells Fayose

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Harassment of Opposition: You lied, APC tells Fayose

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has faulted claims by the state Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, that the opposition has not been harassed in the state since he took over in October 2014.

According to the APC, Governor Fayose lied in his claims on a television programme that no member of the opposition has been attacked in his second coming as governor.

The party, in a statement issued by its state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, reeled out a long list of attacks on the opposition, adding that the governor only stopped after President Muhammadu Buahri was sworn in in May 2015.

The party said: “What of the shootings in Igbemo by thugs for more than three hours with pellets falling on the palace roof and shooting at Hon. Ife Arowosoge’s house at around the same time that the 19 APC Assembly members were not allowed to sit by the governor’s thugs?

“What of our members that received machete cuts by thugs for wearing APC vests or the shooting in front of CNPP chairman’s house at Egbewa or the APC members clamped into jail for crimes they didn’t commit?

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“What of the several shootings and burning of APC secretariat where offices and vehicles, including mine, were destroyed and are still kept in police stations as exhibits or the attack on our members in front of Bisi Egbeyemi’s house with the latter’s truck vandalised?

“What of the forceful seizure of vehicles belonging to Fayemi’s commissioners and aides or the forceful eviction of Fayemi’s aides and Commissioners from their houses at Irewolede Estate until the court stopped him?

“What is the governor doing with his thugs quartered in the Government House over which we have written many petitions to the security agencies and National Human Right Commission?”

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…

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