By Sunday Aloba, Lagos
The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the local chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to destabilize the state “in the name of politics.”The ruling party alleged that the APC harbours a plot to set Ekiti on fire through their utterances and alleged “subversive activities” aimed at blackmailing Governor Ayo Fayose and throwing the state into chaos.
In a statement on Tuesday by its Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, the Ekiti PDP alleged that APC members have been boasting around that they are enjoying the backing of the President behind their alleged anti-people activities.
Adebayo explained that the call became necessary over the alleged “unrepentant posture” of the APC members towards causing chaos and coordinated political upheaval which was aimed at declaring a state of emergency in the state to get Fayose out of office.
The PDP spokesman pointed out that such an alleged boasting would not be ignored by the party if the previous experiences of Ekiti people are anything to go by adding that the opposition figures collaborated with elements outside the state to “throw the state into political darkness.”
He regretted that Ekiti has the highest turnout of governors/administrators among 36 states of the federation saying: “the situation has reduced respect the people has for the state in many ways.”
Adebayo said: “We have become a laughing stock in the comity of states based on the negative impression the development has brought on the state.
“The President should also know that members of his party are always afraid to go into election in the stage because majority in the state have come to understand that APC represents evil and retrogression.
“In as much as the PDP remains a party peopled by peaceful members and blessed with intelligent and purposeful leader in Governor Ayo Fayose, the party will do everything possible under the law to defend the government and the mandate given to it by the people on June 21, 2014.
“The mandate was given in an election adjudged to be the freest, fairest and most peaceful in the present political dispensation by both local and international observers.”