By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
The three All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have urged the people of the state to disregard the claim made by their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) twenty-six member counterpart alleging them of complicity in the alleged siege to the Assembly complex by some ‘mystery’ armed policemen.
While the House Minority Leader, who is of the APC wing, Gboyega Aribisogan, describing the allegation by Speaker Kola Oluwawole as untrue, baseless and unfounded, he stressed that nobody laid siege to the Assembly complex.
Aribisogan also threatened to institute a legal action against Oluwawole for accusing him (Aribisogan) of forging a letter purportedly written to the police to demand deployment of anti-riot policemen.
He said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) legislators are gripped
with the fear of the unknown and afraid of their shadows which he said was the basis of “wild and unsubstantiated allegations.”
Aribisogan said: “The allegations are untrue, baseless and unfounded
and there was no reason for me to deploy Police to the Assembly
complex in the first instance.
“We in the APC have not indicated any interest in coming to office for
now and I have said earlier that if and when we want to come, we will
duly inform the Police.
“The allegation of writing a forged letter to the Police is false and
for them to accuse me wrongly of forging a letter, I am considering a
legal action against the Speaker because it was a wrong and false
accusation which I want him to prove in court.
“They are afraid of their shadows, APC will not join PDP in their
impunity and we will never resort to illegality. Ekiti people have voted APC to power and we will not use any illegality.
“Fear of the unknown will continue to haunt Fayose and his henchmen.
For them to go ahead to tell civil servants working in the Assembly
not to come again is illegal.
“They lack the power to tell workers to go on illegal holiday even
denying them the right to process their salaries. They don’t have the
right to send Assembly workers on holiday.
“There was no police siege today and no policeman was sighted in the
Assembly complex so the allegation is a figment of their imagination.”