Nigeria's President and candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan speaks with his running mate and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Kano, Northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015 . The February 14 vote is expected t ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR
Lagos - The People's Democratic Party warned
that its members would resist any plots by outgoing All
Progressives Congress in Ekiti State to remove Governor Ayo Fayose.
The party's national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh,
said the opposition party, which however controls the state, was
aware some outgoing lawmakers were desperate to wreak havoc on the
state² before the end of their tenure on Thursday.
This, Metuh said, was a final attempt in the
legislators' failed mission to unseat Fayose.
We wish to state in very clear terms that we would not
condone any more moves by the rejected APC lawmakers to subvert the
will of the people of Ekiti state as expressed in the mandate freely
given to Governor Ayo Fayose, the PDP said.
These outgoing APC lawmakers whose mandates have
already been withdrawn by the people should watch their steps and not
in any way take our civility and Governor Fayose's deportment for
peace, unity and harmony for granted.
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Metuh said PDP was issuing a final warning.
Our members and supporters in Ekiti state are able,
willing and ready to defend our mandate using all available instruments
granted by the law. We have the capacity and will have no other option
unless the APC lawmakers retrace their steps and embrace peace. Enough
Some APC legislators have opposed the election of Fayose
last year, claiming irregularities. Courts have endorsed the
Metuh thus said PDP be would not condone or tolerate any
move by the APC lawmakers to subvert the course of justice.
While commending the people of Ekiti in standing by
Governor Fayose, Metuh urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the
lawmakers to order, especially given the olive branch already extended to
them by the governor in the interest of peace and development of the
Finally, the party charges security agencies to be on
high alert and ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in