Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described Nigeria Police as an arm of the All Progressives Congress (APC), warning that it will be used to destroy the country by the ruling party.
According to a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday, the governor berated the police for taking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, in Osun State, Sen. Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke to court 72 hours to the Osun governorship election on examination malpractices and impersonation charges.
He described the action of the police as reckless, barbaric and primitive, saying the police is no longer Nigeria Police but APC police because it is working in tandem with the APC for the defeat of PDP in Osun State.
The APC and political enemies of Adeleke had said that the certificate in custody of the Senator was forged, but the WAEC which issued the certificate said the certificate in possession of Adeleke is authentic and genuine.
Governor Fayose said he wondered why the police could still take Adeleke to court after WAEC has cleared him.
“They said he has no certificate, he brought out his certificate, they took him to court, he defeated them.
“They said the certificate was forged, WAEC said it is not forged. What are they still look for. I wonder”, Fayose asked.
The governor said the rigging of election which the APC did in Ekiti, cannot be repeated in Osun or elsewhere because Osun people and Nigerians are now wiser and ready to defend their votes.
Fayose said the police has become an arm of the APC and being used the party for taking Adeleke to court on the eve of the Osun Governorship election.
He said the APC was confounded by the popularity of the PDP and its candidate and is desperately looking for means to subvert the will of the Osun people just like what they did in Ekiti.
Fayose said the APC in Osun has reached end of the road, calling the people to come out enmass on Saturday to vote for Adeleke