- Governor Ayo Fayose says his life is being threatened by a Police helicopter hovering over the Ekiti Government House
- He described the development as a brazen show of naked force and abuse of power by the federal government
- However, he vowed that he would continue to speak against injustice and advocate for liberty of Nigerians, and that he would not be intimidated
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has raised the alarm over the aerial surveillance of the Government House by a helicopter belonging to the Nigeria Police Force.
The governor made the development public in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Fayose alleged that the chopper has constituted danger to his personal safety, as well as the safety of his family, workers and visitors to the Government House.
He described the development as a “brazen show of naked force and abuse of power by the federal government,” and expressed dismay that even after the July 14 governorship election in the state, the aerial surveillance of his official residence and office have continued unabated.
He also chided the nation’s security forces; accusing them of allowing themselves to be used to intimidate political opponents, despite being funded with tax payers’ money.
Fayose opined that security agencies must not allow themselves to be used as willing tools in the hands of those in power, but must remain apolitical.
However, the governor vowed that he would continue to speak against injustice and advocate for liberty of Nigerians, and that he would not be intimidated.
He stated: “They continue to fly helicopters over the Government House and Governor’s Office in a way that compromises the safety and well-being of residents and workers.
“The helicopter flies so low that it runs the risk of crashing into high-rise buildings and masts within the premises.
“The noise pollution this causes is enough irritation. This brazen show of naked force and abuse of power is as ungodly as it is undemocratic.
“If the security forces belong to all Nigerians and not to President Muhammadu Buhari and APC, it should not be biased in this blatant manner.
"It is unprofessional of the security forces to allow themselves be this debased, running APC errands when they are funded with resources that belong to all of us. They are obligated by the Constitution to be apolitical and not willing tools in the hands of the powers-that-be.
“Once again, I say I will not be intimidated. I will stand on my feet until every injustice is upturned and the freedom and liberties of our people are restored. The thief runneth when no one pursueth. They are afraid of their shadows.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday, July 2017, made his first public appearance since his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, lost the Saturday, July 14’s governorship election.
Fayose, who went to the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, the Aladesanmi III, was mobbed by the people in areas such as Okesa, Oja Bisi, Oja Oba, Irona and Oke Oriomi.
At the palace of the Ewi, the governor said it was unfortunate that he and his supporters were still being harassed after the election had come and gone.
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