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‘President trying to silence Fayose,’ Ekiti lawmakers say

The lawmakers had earlier alleged that they were offered a bribe of $1 million to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The lawmakers had earlier alleged that they were offered a bribe of $1 million to impeach Fayose.

They made the latest claim on Wednesday, March 22, 2016, during a visit to Vanguard’s corporate headquarters.

“This thing is being orchestrated by the APC led government so they can either silence Governor Ayodele Fayose, who has been the only one speaking out against any policy that is not in tandem with what is expected in a democracy,” the chairman of the House committee on information, Gboyega Aribisogun said.

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“That was when they used the EFCC against him. The second in command to the EFCC Chairman, Mr Lamorde was actually the one, who placed the impeachment notice on his table and asked the lawmakers to come in and sign and collect money in 2006.

“Now they are using another agent of the state which is the DSS. We don’t assume that these things can occur in a democracy. How can four people be taken away like that and nobody will talk? We hired a SAN in Abuja for them to tell us the offense or offenses they committed but they have not told us,” he added.

Fayose had earlier alleged that Buhari was using the Department of State Services (DSS) to harass opposition politicians in Ekiti.

The DSS is said to have arrested some of the state’s lawmakers and recently released one of them, AfolabiAkanni who was earlier rumoured to have died in DSS custody.

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