OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has mandated all its relevant committees to investigate and report its findings within two weeks the immediate and remote causes of the fracas between the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose and the Nigeria police ahead of the upcoming governorship elections.
The resolution followed a motion entitled: “Urgent need to intervene and save our democracy” raised by Mr. Tajudeen Yusuf (PDP, Kogi) during plenary on Thursday.
Leading the debate, Yusuf condemned the physical attack and assault on the person and office of the governor of Ekiti and said unless urgent steps and action is immediately taken to halt this development and call all the security agencies to order, it could jeopardized the general elections in 2019.
Members in their debate were divided along party lines over the reported police brutality of Fayose. While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members condemned the incident, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) said the governor only dramatized and exaggerated the police brutality melted on him.
Supporting the motion, Mr. Karimi Sunday (PDP, Kogi) said “what we are witnessing in Ekiti was an attempt by the APC to force their candidate on the people of Ekiti.
“The attack is a litmus test to the 2019 general elections. The President need to address Nigerians over what happened in Ekiti in order to assure a free, fair and credible elections in 2019”.
Opposing the motion, Aminu Suleiman, accused the Governor of Ekiti of dramatizing and exaggerating the incident.