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APC Action Group: Attempt To Kidnap Senator Ojudu Condemned


The Action Group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has condemned an alleged attempt to kidnap the Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, which was allegedly masterminded by Governor Ayo Fayose and his media goon, Lere Olayinka.

It was reported that a look-alike of Senator Ojudu was allegedly kidnapped last week and asked by the kidnappers why he wanted to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose, only to be released after realizing that he was not the real Ojudu that they wanted to put away.

In a release signed by its spokesperson, Segun Dipe, the the APC Action Group said it was sheer madness that would make anyone to want to kidnap and put a person of Senator Ojudu’s political status away for personal political gain

While calling on the police and other security agencies to investigate the matter and call Governor Fayose and Lere Olayinka to order, the Group called on all well-meaning Ekiti sons and daughters to speak out against Fayose’s renewed manhunt for Ojudu, recalling that it was exactly what happened during Fayose’s first term in office, when he allegedly saw Dr Ayo Daramola as a threat and eventually caused him to be murdered.

 “Ojudu has consistently been the voice of the voiceless, which cannot be gagged by any agent of retrogression. He cannot be denied his fundamental human right of speaking his mind on contentious issues both in his state, Ekiti, and his country, Nigeria. He is the spokesperson for the APC Senators in the upper chamber and has fought many political battles towards ensuring that democracy is well rooted in the country.

”Ojudu’s position that Governor Fayose should allow the rule of law to work in Ekiti State is neither strange nor different from that of any well-meaning Ekiti son and daughter. As a son of the soil, he is also a victim of the bad reputation that Gov Fayose’s words and deeds have been garnering for us all. Why then is he being singled out for attack by Fayose and Olayinka? Will he by any means be the beneficiary of Fayose’s impeachment? The group asked.

“We are here putting Fayose and Lere Olayinka on notice that nothing untoward should happen to Senator Ojudu and any member of his family. These two are the ones causing crisis in Ekiti and are noticeably impolite in their thoughts, speeches and actions. Yet, they keep presenting such impolite attitude to the whole world as the stand of the entire Ekiti people.”

“When emotions rule, the true purpose is likely to be ignored. But we will not ignore the true purpose of their actions this time, which is to put Senator Babafemi Ojudu out of circulation by any means, believing that would be the solution to the impeachment hanging over his head, and we are bringing it to the attention of the whole world.”



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