Ekiti election: Fayemi reacts to allegation of instigating DSS to arrest teachers over voters’ card

Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the July 14 election in Ekiti State has rubbished reports that he instigated the Department of State Services, DSS, to arrest some school teachers in the state.

Reports had it that DSS operatives had allegedly stormed Ola-Oluwa Muslims Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, to arrest school officials caught in the act of illegally collecting teachers’ voters’ cards.

Against this backdrop, the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose had reportedly accused Fayemi of influencing security agents to arrest the teachers.
However, Kayode Fayemi’s Campaign Organisation insisted that the former Minister of Mines and Steel Development had no hands in the arrest of the teachers.

A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of his Campaign Organisation, Wole Olujobi, Fayemi said, “Fayose has refused to relent in the illegal collection of teachers’ voter cards.
“There are reports of invitation extended to some teachers who refused to submit their voters’ cards to the Teaching Service Commission on the order of the governor to answer queries for refusing to illegally transfer their voter cards to illegal hands, which prompted DSS to act to protect the teachers from illegal possession of their cards by unauthorized persons.

“Fayose is hereby warned against unguarded statements and reckless lies that Fayemi sent his security aides to arrest school principals.
“Fayemi does not have the power to direct DSS to arrest innocent citizens. In fact, DSS agents do not need the directive of even President Muhammadu Buhari to carry out their legal duties.”