Adaramodu, Fayemi’s COS Petitions SSS Over Frame-Up Plot

November 9, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

The Chief of Staff to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Yemi Adaramodu, has raised the alarm over plots to implicate him and other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on trumped-up charges.

Adaramodu, in a petition to the State Security Service (SSS) said the alarm became necessary following a fracas that erupted in Emure-Ekiti on November 3, 2013 which his opponents are trying to use to have him and other APC leaders incarcerated.

In the petition dated November 6, 2013 which he addressed to the State Director of SSS, Adaramodu specifically accused a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele of conniving with a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in a grand plot to frame him up.

Adaramodu alleged in his petition that certain individuals have been commissioned to be arrested in a phantom manner in connection with the Emure violence and other previous disturbances in various parts of the state.

The Chief of Staff revealed that based on information available to him, the arrested individuals would thereafter claim to be members of an imaginary sponsored squad and claim that he (Adaramodu) was the one who sent them.

The Governor’s aide called on the SSS boss to use his good office to be vigilant and proactive to stop what he called “an evil plan against his person, Ekiti State Government officials and APC chieftains in the state.”

Adaramodu alleged in the petition which is entitled: “Attempt to Implicate Me and Other APC Party Chieftains in Ekiti State” that his detractors has fingered him as the only stumbling block to their governorship ambition in the state.

The petition reads in part: “You will recall my urgent appeal to your esteemed office on the 16th of October, 2013 where I relayed the usual desperate attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party to cause disaffection between the Dr. Kayode Fayemi administration and President Goodluck Jonathan by distributing alleged state-sponsored leaflets against Mr. President who was visiting the state on the aforementioned day.

“This, as planned by the PDP, was widely circulated in various social media as a smokescreen, alleging the constitution of a committee comprising myself, Yemi Adaramodu; SSA Security Matters, Ade Adesokan; Interim State Chairman of APC, High Chief Jide Awe; Interim State Deputy Chairman of APC, Chief Dele Falusi and State Chairman of Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria, Mr. Rotimi Olanbiwonnu (Mentilo) as being assigned to disrupt Mr. President’s visit.

“Their plan therefore was to place the blame at the doorstep of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi administration and as a result instigate our arrest. However, the timely reportage to the security agencies saved this nefariousness.

“You will also recollect the preceding advertorial report of September 30, 2013 in The Nation newspapers about a framed kidnap of their (PDP) State Chairman and their failed attempt to implicate myself and others whom they alleged are members of imaginary squad.

“Despite this publication, the Peoples Democratic Party in the state has never, in any channel, refuted these facts which may be a smart admission to the failed frame-up.

“Again, following the fracas in Emure on November 3, 2013 and their unending resolve to have me and others incarcerated by all means, another grand plot is currently in the making.

“Mr. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, the House of Representatives member (representing Ekiti Central Constituency 1) who has been conniving with a faction of the PDP and who also has an axe to grind with me as he has repeatedly alleged that the only stumbling block to their governorship ambition in Ekiti, is the Chief of Staff to the Governor (myself) and SSA to the Governor on Security (Ade Adesokan).

“This, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele also reiterated in his letter transmitted to Ekiti State Governor on September 18, 2013 in the Nigerian Tribune where he claimed that we planned to disrupt his gubernatorial declaration through the Ekiti Bibire Coalition.”

Last modified: November 9, 2013

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