Afenifere Condemns Attack On Governor Fayemi
The Afenifere Renewal Group has expressed deep concern and worry over the attack on the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, allegedly by the Mobile Police Commander in Ekiti State, at the June 8, 2014 campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress in Ado Ekiti.
According to a statement signed by the Programme Officer of the Group, Segun Balogun, “the Commander is said to hail from Bayelsa State, Dr. Jonathan’s state of origin and was alleged to have boasted that he was carrying out orders from above.”
The Afenifere Renewal Group said that it had warned previously that the President has a bounded duty to all Nigerians to ensure that the elections in Ekiti State and indeed in all the Nigerian states are free and fair.
It noted that doubts regarding the President’s capacity for fairness had deepened “when Namadi Sambo, the Vice President, stated that his Party, the People’s Democratic Party was going to war in the Ekiti governorship election.”
Adding that the Vice President’s assertion has been borne out by the appalling events in Ekiti State, the ARG further said:
“The Yoruba people, at home and in Diaspora are working towards a peaceful, free and fair election in Ekiti State.
“Yoruba people would however not allow anyone, including the suppressive and oppressive central government, whose recent attack on the media nationwide, signals the return of the worst days of the Abacha military dictatorship, to subvert their will.
“We stood in collaboration with other well-meaning Nigerians to see to the end of military rule in Nigeria. We will not under any circumstance allow the subjugation of any part of Yoruba land and space again.
“We demand free and fair elections and we will join the good people of Ekiti State in resisting the planned subversion of their will.”