Nigeria's ruling Party, All Progressive Congress(APC) has been accused by People's Democratic Party(PDP) of plotting to impeach the outgoing governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose.
PDP raised alarm over the alleged plot to impeach Fayose on Wednesday in a statement signed by the party's publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan.
"The Peoples Democratic Party has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop its nefarious plot to impeach Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayo Fayose or attract dire consequences," Ologbondiyan said.
"The PDP states that any resort to underhand measures to impeach Fayose, without the constitutionally required 2/3 of the members of the House, particularly at this time, when the lawmakers are currently on their annual recess, will surely be resisted by our members," he added.
Ologbondiyan further accused APC of laying siege to "Ekiti State Assembly Complex last night without a formal request by the Speaker, the Clerk or the Sergeant-at-Arms, who is the chief security officer of the complex."
The opposition party warned the ruling party to desist from the alleged plots, claiming that APC is trying to cover up for suspected rigging of the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
"PDP is aware that the plot is a desperate bid by the APC to rush into the Ekiti Government House to remove and tamper with documents and evidence confirming the rigging of the July 14 governorship election, ahead of the sitting of the election tribunal," Ologbondiyan sated.
The governorship election held on July 15 was marred by malpractices.
The poll returned APC's candidate and the former Minister of Mine and Steel Kayode Fayemi as the governor-elect of the state.