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Ekiti Assembly Speaker Accuses Suspended Member of Plot to kill 5 Members

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has alleged a plot to assassinate five lawmakers in connection with the recent suspension of the member representing Ikole Constituency 1, Gboyega Aribisogan for 180 legislative days.
The Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, who addressed a briefing on Tuesday, October 18 alongside other members, revealed that the seven lawmakers marked for elimination for their roles in the process that led to Aribisogan’s suspension.
He fingered Aribisogan and a former governorship candidate, Yinka Akerele, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the arrowheads of the alleged plot.
Both Akerele and Aribisogan have vehemently denied the allegation.
Those marked for elimination, according to him, are himself (Speaker), Information Committee Chairman, Samuel Omotoso; chairman of ad hoc panel that investigated Aribisogan, Samuel Jeje; Ethics Committee chairman, Ojo-Ade Fajana and Deputy Chief Whip, Dayo Akinleye.
He explained that the Police have been informed on the alleged assassination attempt especially on the car used by unknown persons trailing them all around Ado Ekiti in a red Volkswagen Golf car marked ADK 167 EV.
Oluwawole alleged that the Assembly has uncovered a plot to “assassinate the lawmakers to pave the way for the conduct of a by-election to rig APC members into the House to replace them.
He said: “In the last few days, a certain red colored Volkswagen Golf car with registration number ADK 167 EV has been used by some unidentified men to trail our members and the aforesaid members have been living in palpable fear.
“Hon. Omotoso was trailed from Bank Road to Textile, Basiri Road, Ado Ekiti on Monday, October 17, 2016 by this Volkswagen Golf car while the same car was also seen trailing me (Speaker) at , Ori Apata opposite School of Nursing, Ado Ekiti same day.
“In charge of this present onslaught on the House of Assembly is a certain Otunba Yinka Akerele and he is working in collaboration with the suspended member of the House, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan and others.”
Akerele fired back: “The allegation is a figment of the imagination of this idle and unserious bunch of lawmakers. I don’t take them serious and Ekiti people whom they have disappointed don’t take them serious.
“This is the worst Assembly ever in the history of Ekiti and I don’t want to join issues with them. The whole of Ekiti know who is capable of assassination, kidnapping and all forms of violence.
“I have no history of violence, I am a peaceful and responsible person and I have no reason to harbour any plan to kill anybody.”
Contacted, Aribisogan said: “This is another ploy to tarnish my image; I have been a peaceful and peace-loving person and I have never been involved in any criminal activities all my life.
“They are the ones trying to exterminate my life. I had it on authority that they want to take me out of Ekiti either intimidation or suppression. In anticipation of what they were planning to do today, they thought I would be intimidated.
“I won’t be intimidated out of PDP and God will expose them at the right time. I am not part of any plot. Whosoever that has any evidence must prove it, they are telling the world what they are planning against me.”

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