Lere Olayinka, the special assistant on public communications and new media to Governor Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, is coordinating a plot against him and four others.
The spokesman raised the alarm in a post made on his official Facebook page on Thursday, June 9.
According to Olayinka, Malami is planning to charge him, the governor’s chief of staff, Barrister Dipo Anisulowo, members of the Ekiti state House of Assembly: Samuel Omotoso, Segun Adewumi, Gboyega Aribisogan, to court for treason.
The spokesman further alleged that the five men would be arrested and kept in detention for not less than one month after which they would be charged to court and denied bail.
“This is another of the FG plot to destabilise the government of Ekiti state and silence Governor Fayose so that the opposition will no longer have any voice in Nigeria.
“Their offence is that they submitted a letter on behalf of the governor at the Chinese Embassy, Abuja seeking the stoppage of the $2 billion loan sought by the FG.
“Has AGF Malami forgotten that while in opposition, APC petitioned the US government and other world powers not to sell arms to the PDP government of Jonathan to fight Boko Haram, alleging human rights abuses?” he wondered.
Olayinka stressed that Fayose cannot be silences, and he would continue to talk for the betterment of Nigeria and its people.
“All these efforts to silence Fayose won’t work because before President Buhari, there was opposition in Nigeria, now that Buhari is the President, there must be opposition and after Buhari’s tenure, there will be opposition,” he stated.
Meanwhile, a source familiar with the development said that the presidency was embarrassed by the role played by Governor Fayose and his aides.
“Since Fayose can’t be arrested or invited for questioning, the plot is to arrest and detain, indefinitely and without administratively bail all the officials who conveyed his letter to the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Gu Xiaojie,” the source said.