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Ekiti: Arise, Faseyi allege threat to lives

By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA—Two members of the National Assembly from Ekiti State, Senator Ayo Arise and Duro Faseyi, have raised the alarm over alleged plot to attack them by some agents of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, legislators further alleged that the sponsors of the heinous crime had already instructed their agents that they should be mercilessly attacked and burnt their vehicles whenever they visited the state so as to serve as warning to them.

Senator Arise, who represents the Ekiti North senatorial district at the upper legislative chamber and his lower house counterpart, Duro Faseyi, representing the Ekiti North Federal constituency II, said their lives were being threatened since Dr. Kayode Fayemi assumed office as governor of the state.

The duo confirmed yesterday that some of their constituents had been calling repeatedly to inform them of plans to attack them any time they came to the state.

The planned attack, according to them, was connected with the issue of the dissolution of the local government councils in the state as well as the refusal by the federal lawmakers to allow the caretaker committee members appointed by Governor Kayode Fayemi to gain access to some of the councils that make up Ekiti North senatorial district.

Governor Fayemi, Senator Arise and Hon. Faseyi are all from Ekiti North senatorial district of the state.
It was gathered that those planning the attacks on the two federal legislators have given specific instructions that as soon as they entered the state, they would be mercilessly attacked.

Commenting on the issue yesterday, Faseyi, who declared that he could not be deterred by such planned attack, promised to report the matter to all relevant security agencies both in Abuja and Ekiti State.

He said: “No amount of threat can deter me from standing on the side of the provision of nation’s constitution and what is right. If they think they can intimidate or harass me to submission, they are joking.

“However, to be on the safe side, I will report the matter to the police and other relevant security agencies, so that if anything happens, they would know who to hold responsible.”


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