Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has alleged that he has already been marked for arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) for arrest.
The governor, in a statement by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, also gave details of how the arrest would be effected, saying it would start with the picking up of some hoodlums.
Fayose, who accused some elements in the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with the DSS to implicate him, said he has intelligence report that he is to be implicated in a treasonable offence which would lead to his arrest as well as those of some of his appointees.
In the statement, dated July 6, the vocal governor alleged that some miscreants were already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the security agency would claim that subversive materials were found on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose.
The statement reads in parts: “Few hours ago, credible information was received as to the new plot by the APC-led federal government to robe the Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose into treasonable offence.
“This plot is being hatched with the active connivance of some top functionaries of the DSS. “Some miscreants are already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the DSS will claim that subversive materials were ‘found’ on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose to promote insurgency in the country, with the ultimate aim of toppling the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
“The DSS will then move in, claiming to be acting on the confession of the ‘arrested’ miscreants and attempt to arrest Governor Fayose and some top functionaries of the Ekiti state government. “Arrest of Governor Fayose will be premised on claim that the immunity being enjoyed by the governor does not cover treasonable offences.
“Nigerians should recall that Governor Fayose made it known last week that he was aware of the various attempts on his life just because he chose to expose to Nigerians, the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Let it be said to those behind this new sinister plot that, like their previous evil plots, this one too will fail. “This is because Governor Fayose is only the voice of the hopeless Nigerians, whose future is being mortgaged by the Buhari’s presidency cabal that are only interested in holding on to power at all cost.
“Governor Fayose will not be involved in any unlawful act and Nigerians as well as the international community are placed on alert as to this new plot. “On the part of our governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose, he remains undauntedly committed to truth and fearlessness in his defence of Nigerians against the cabal using falsehood, intimidation, arrest, detention and harassment to hold on to power,” the statement said.
It would be recalled that Governor Ayodele Fayose had early this week, insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari was on life support, adding that this was why his wife, Aisha, has returned to London recently.
Buhari has been in London on medical vacation and Aisha is visiting him twice in less than three weeks.
Fayose said the rush with which Aisha departed Nigeria again has confirmed that he was right when he claimed the president was on life support. Watch as Nigerians speak about their choices between Fayose and President Buhari.
The DSS could not be immediately reached for its reaction to the allegation by the Ekiti state governor.