The 26 members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have declared that no amount of harassment from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government would make them submit to an alleged plan to use them to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose. The lawmakers, reacting to the alleged invasion of the state Assembly by men suspected to be officials of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Friday, which resulted in the alleged abduction of four lawmakers, raised the alarm that there is a “… clandestine plot by the Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to destabilise the Ekiti State Government, using the Department of State Service (DSS).”
In a release by the Speaker of the House, Rt Honourable Kolawole Oluwawole, they alleged: “More than 10 DSS men, armed to the teeth, invaded the Assembly Complex, shooting sporadically into the air, thereby causing panic among members and staff of the House of Assembly, who had to scamper to safety. “At the end of the commotion, we discovered that four of our members could not be found. “ It was only this morning that we were able to establish that Hon Afolabi Akanni, representing Efon Constituency, was abducted and taken to Abuja.
The whereabouts of three other members remain unknown as we speak, and reasons for the invasion and abduction of our members are not known”. Alleging that the abduction was a script by the FG and APC to detain top functionaries of the Ekiti government to coerce them into submission, they said: “The plot is to harass, intimidate and embarrass top officials of the Ayodele Fayose government because of the governor’s critical stance on the Buhari’s government. We are aware that 18 of our members have been pencilled down for harassment and the game plan is to harass them to submission, with a view to coercing them into signing an already prepared notice of impeachment of the governor and his deputy.”