The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated Governor Ayo Fayose for his outburst on the invasion of Akwa Ibom State Government
House by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
[Photo: APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose]
The party, in reaction to Fayose’s allegations, stated that the Nigerian constitution does not provide immunity for any Government House.
It said only embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic missions enjoy diplomatic immunity.
Its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement yesterday said the DSS operatives acted in the nation’s interest.
Olatunbosun said: “Let us educate Fayose that a Government House is not the same as an embassy or foreign mission that enjoy physical immunity from security activities by local armed forces.
“While a governor enjoys immunity from physical and body security search, the same cannot be said of the Government House because no law in the constitution says the Government House should be a breeding ground for insurrection and insurgency.
It could be recalled that the garrulous Governor Fayose has accused the federal government of clearly stepping beyond bounds by veering into the Akwa Ibom State house, an action he considered a trespass of the constitution.
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