Political thugs in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, yesterday unleashed terror on All Progressives Congress, APC, secretariat in Ado-Ekiti, destroying five vehicles.
They attacked the secretariat with guns, sacking party members; an operational vehicle belonging to the Department of State Services, DSS, was also destroyed by the hoodlums.
The hoodlums allegedly attacked the party’s secretariat after a victory procession in Ado Ekiti for its presidential candidate.
The APC spokesman in Ekiti, Hon Taiwo Olatunbosun accused Governor Ayodele Fayose and the police of complicity in the attack, saying the party had earlier got information that plan was being hatched by some top officials in the government house to prevent any celebration in the state.
Olatunbosun accused Governor Fayose of sending those he described as members of a killer gang after the party members with intention to stall the celebration of the party’s victory at the poll.
He said it sounded unfathomable that hoodlums could attack the secretariat even when the Divisional Police Officer of Ologede Police Station in Ado Ekiti and some of his men were on guard to ensure that things didn’t snowball into violence during the procession.
According to him, the hoodlums brandished guns, cutlasses and axes, which forced party members and passers-by to flee in different positions to prevent being caught in the web.
He said those that perpetrated the nefarious act came in three Hilux vans with government house number plate; and after disembarking from the vehicles shot sporadically into the secretariat and destroyed some of their property.
“We had few members left when they came because some of our teeming members who held a peaceful victory procession were already leaving before they came. They shot at our secretariat.”
Olatunbosun mentioned one Femi Ogunyeye (aka Akilapa), Basiru Ajagbe, Ayo Terrorist and Opeyemi Atiaro as the masterminds of the heinous crime.
“We were aware that they were coming but we never knew Governor Fayose could do anything funny because of the mood of the nation; though we heard him boasting that he won’t allow any to mark the victory of Buhari in Ekiti State.”
In his response, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu who confirmed the attack said: “We received information that APC headquarters in Ado Ekiti was being attacked and I deployed a team of police there led by Assistant Commissioner of Police. And they succeeded in flushing out the miscreants that came to carry out the act.
“We are still making efforts to make arrest. We have information about those that came and we have arrested one of them and we are making efforts to ensure that we arrest others. Our timely arrival scared away the miscreants.
Debunking the allegation that some of his men supervised the attack, the CP said: “I am telling you categorically that my men will never be involved in such a dastardly act. It was a mere exaggeration.”
Responding, chief press secretary to Governor Fayose, Mr. Idowu Adelusi said “we have been informed of allegations made by the APC that some people in a Hilux vehicle were sent by the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, to attack the APC members in the state.
“Such allegation should be disregarded by every reasonable human being, because the governor did not send anybody and has never done such a thing in the past.”

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