Nigerians must rise and challenge President Muhammadu Buhari from further terrorising of Igbo leaders, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has said.
Fayose, who regretted the raw deal being handed down to the people, said the onslaught had increased in recent times with the harassment of prominent Igbo, especially those in opposition political parties.
The governor, who was reacting to the recent raiding of the home of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, lamented that the government had turned enforcement agencies like the police and Department of State Services (DSS) into state machinery designed to terrorise the opposition at all cost.
His words: “This is a calculated and sustained attempt to silence all Igbo leaders that are not in the All Progressives Congress with Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections because he knows it (South-East) is a no-go area for his party.
“They have gone from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to the Chairman of Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Ubah and now the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. This is muzzling of democracy and it is time we saved our nation from the hands of the terrorists.
“Obviously, it is too early to rate this government that has turned to government of terror using DSS and police as agents of terror. This certainly is not the change we bargained for. We have lost this democracy to military junta of the past masquerading as democrats and we must rise as a people to defend it.
Also speaking on the development, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said in a statement: “Raiding the homes of our friends and leaders like Ekweremadu and harassing their children will not deter, stop or silence those of us that are in the opposition.
“It will only harden our hearts and strengthen our resolve. As each day goes by, more and more people have come to accept the fact that the Buhari administration is a government of fascists.” (Oblong media)