APC is real threat to Nigeria’s security – Fayose’s Aide


Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications
and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described the All Progressives
Congress (APC) as the real threat to the security of Nigeria and its
people, saying; “The major threat to national security is a party that
lost election since June 21, 2014 and still trying to get back to
power, using crude means including turning itself to the mouthpiece of
the Department of State Services (DSS).

Olayinka, who reacted to a statement by the APC in Ekiti State that
the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose was a threat to national
security, said “it is only in Nigeria that a party that ran Ekiti
State aground in four years and was rejected in six straight elections
by the people can still be talking.”

He said; “The question that Nigerians must ask the APC Spokesperson in
Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatunbosun is whether he now doubles as the DSS

“In the last three weeks, everything the APC speculated that the DSS
was going to do was exactly what the security agency did and that has
reinforced the belief that the DSS was working in collaboration with
the APC in Ekiti State to destabilise the Fayose-led government.

“It is also a fact that the chairman of APC in Ekiti State, Chief Jide
Awe who is standing trial for murder was hosted to a dinner in the
Presidential Villa while TKO Aluko on whose bench warrant was issued
for alleged perjury is going about with armed security men.”

The governor’s spokesperson said no organisation is qualified as a
threat to the security of Nigeria other than the APC that was
compromising major government institutions, including DSS such that
functionaries of the party were now the ones telling the security
agency who to arrest and detained indefinitely in Ekiti State.

He said a party like the APC that its government kept silent when over
400 Agatus were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and women
were raped, farmlands destroyed by the herdsmen in other parts of the
country cannot be anything other than threat to national security.

“Or what should Nigeria call a party that caused the murder of over 20
Nigerians, including Youth Corp member in Bayelsa and Rivers States
just because of desperation to win elections?

“When you try to truncate democratically elected government, deny
Nigerians rights to fair hearing by detaining them indefinitely and
disobey court orders, while also failing to conduct free and fair
elections, what is such a government inviting other than breakdown of
law and order? And what should such a party in power be called other
than security threat to Nigeria?”

Olayinka counselled leaders of the APC in Ekiti State, especially
former governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to stop falling prey to political
419, whom he said were collecting millions of Naira from them,
claiming to be helping them to fight Governor Fayose, adding that;
“The APC leaders should ask themselves what result they have achieved
since they started investing their money in this ‘Fayose must go’
agenda immediately after they were defeated in the entire 16 Local
Councils in the State.

“Instead of lavishing millions of Naira on TKO Aluko and others, they
should rather use such money to empower the remnants of their party
members in Ekiti State who are in dire need of financial help.”