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Why on earth will a governor support a state of emergency to be declared in his state – Fayose tackles APC

Friday, 28 December 2018

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose had raised the alarm on Wednesday, that there is ploy by the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Zamfara state, hiding under the killings in the story by armed bandits.

According to the former governor, the All Progressives Congress, APC led government, would try to force the hand of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to get the party to field candidates into elective positions in the forthcoming general elections – although the electoral body, had declared otherwise, after the party failed to submit candidates list, as at when they should.

Fayose, in a tweet on Thursday, asked Nigerians to find out from the federal government, the reason for the renewed spate of killings in Zamfara state – if not. A plot to impose emergency rule, there.

Nigerians must now ask the APC led FG who are behind the renewed Zamfara killings. Is it to achieve the sinister aim of imposing emergency rule on the state thereby postponing gubernatorial and house of Assembly elections because APC cannot field candidates in the 2019 elections?

He also queried why the Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state, would support emergency rule in the state.

Yari, while addressing newsmen at a press briefing in the capital, Gusau on Thursday, said, “I am also in support of the declaration of state of emergency if it will save the lives of people of the state”.

Speaking on Yari’s position, Fayose said he has never seen where a state governor would be in support of emergency rule, to be declared in his state – if there wasn’t more to it, than meets the eye.

I have never seen a state governor asking that emergency rule be imposed on his State. I think Zamfara will be the first and Nigerians should remember that I said it two days ago that there was plot to impose emergency rule on the state because APC cannot field candidates.

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