By Rotimi Olaleye
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has reacted to a position canvassed by Governor Ayodele Fayose disparaging President Muhammadu Buhari as a dictator violating the nation’s law of immunity by allegedly sending Department of State Services, DSS, operatives to comb the Akwa Ibom Government House where they allegedly discovered a large cache of weapons and cash.
It said the operatives had not violated the nation’s law by moving against illegal arms dump large enough to topple a democratically elected government.
APC’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement that the DSS operatives acted in the nation’s interest to check what would have been a threat to national stability and a reversal of fortunes for the nation’s economy.
Reminding Fayose that the law allows secret service operatives to strike at any part of Nigeria under security threat to maintain peace, Olatunbosun said:
“Let us educate Fayose that a Government House is not the same as foreign embassies or missions that enjoy physical immunity from security activities by local armed forces.
“While a governor enjoys immunity from physical and body security search, the same cannot be said of the Government House because no law in the nation’s constitution says the Government House should be a breeding ground for insurrection and insurgency where state enemies can assemble arms to topple a legitimate government and we suspect Fayose as an accomplice in the arms stockpiling saga in the Akwa Ibom Government House, otherwise there is no reason for him to be edgy and agitated in his response,” he explained.
He berated the governor for trying to whip public sentiment against DSS operatives that performed their legitimate duty.