Nineteen All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have called on Governor Ayo Fayose to stop inciting the people against lawmakers.
The lawmakers were reacting to the Sunday broadcast by ‎the governor urging Ekiti people to rise against the lawmakers whom he alleged were planning to resume their legislative duties today (Monday).
A statement by special adviser on media to the speaker of the House, Wole Olujobi, said the governor had in his broadcast demonstrated that he was never committed to the peace he preached barely 24 hours before his “inciting” broadcast.
“How do you reconcile this inciting broadcast with a plea he made for peace not quite 24 hours earlier, which Ekiti people and indeed Nigerians thought was a good move by the governor to thaw the frozen relationship between him and the lawmakers? This is a confirmation of what Dr Omirin said in an interview that the governor can’t be trusted in any peace move,” the statement said.
It expressed regrets over failure of the governor to embrace the homily by the clergyman in his thanksgiving service where he was admonished to embrace peace with APC lawmakers by paying their entitlements and seek genuine reconciliation to move the state forward.
“It is shocking that the governor, who refused to make any remark or commitment during the church service after the man of God appealed to him to embrace peace, could go on air few minutes after the church service to start inciting workers, traders, okada riders and artisans‎ to defend him with their last drop of blood.
“As if his inciting live broadcast was not enough, Ekiti people were shocked when ‎a public service announcement started running intermittently on the state media urging okada riders to look out for strange faces across the state and attack them because they are thugs that are being imported by APC lawmakers. They are also to converge on the House of Assembly as early as 6am on Monday to prevent the lawmakers from performing their legal duties,” the statement added.

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