Ekiti guber: APC chieftain, Frank drags Buhari, APC to UN over Fayose’s ordeal - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ekiti guber: APC chieftain, Frank drags Buhari, APC to UN over Fayose’s ordeal

Timi Frank
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank has dragged the ruling party and President Muhammadu Buhari before the Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN, António Guterres.

Frank called on the world leader to come to the aid of Nigeria and the people of Ekiti state in what he described as “dark hour of massive security crackdown against the people.”

He stated that democracy in the country is again being confronted by massive onslaught allegedly launched by security agents employed and funded by the country to protect the citizens and safeguard the nation’s territorial integrity.

In an open letter to the UN on Thursday entitled: “Police siege on Ekiti: Nigeria democracy on trial”, the APC chieftain said, “Yesterday the world saw an appalling form of impunity and brutality against innocent citizens in Ekiti State apparently in a last ditch effort to sway the results of this Saturday’s gubernatorial election in favour of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Kayode Fayemi.

“The rally (road walk) organized by the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not only disrupted with noxious and harmful gas, Fayose was forcefully restricted to the Government House – where he was equally gassed. This renewed intimidation, harassment and attacks against leaders and members of an opposition political party in Nigeria, has compelled me to alert you of the threat to peace and democracy in the country as amply demonstrated by the highhandedness and open display of intolerance by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) against opposition political parties in Nigeria.

“There is, therefore, urgent need for the United Nations (UN) under your leadership to intervene to prevent the ongoing gross violation of the fundamental human rights of citizens to assemble and the brutal attacks against the person of Fayose and hundreds of supporters of the PDP, who had congregated for a grand finale rally in favour of its candidate in the Election, Professor Olusola Eleka, only to be driven back to their houses by the police through the use of tear gas and live ammunitions. Note that the police were recently deployed to the State by the Federal Government under the guise of maintaining law and order before, during and after the Saturday election. Regrettably, the police deployed to the state in addition to the officers and men in the Ekiti State Police Command have now turned to be an army of occupation.

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