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Fayose Condemns EFCC Invasion Of Sun Newspapers

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned in strong terms
today’s invasion of Sun Newspapers publishing house by armed men of
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying; “It
should now be clear to all Nigerians that the country is under the
siege of tyranny.”

The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Nigerians should
remember that he warned that no one will be spared by the time the
tyranny of the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives
Congress (APC) government turned full-blown.

The governor said he was particularly miffed that the imposed EFCC
Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu chose to use the commission to settle
personal scores with The Sun Newspapers, having threatened to sue
newspaper outfit over its report on a property allegedly traced to his
(Magu) wife.

“Nigerians, especially the media should remember that when they
started with the DSS invasion of Akwa-Ibom State government house and
later the Ekiti State House of Assembly, I warned then that no one
will be spared eventually.

“When they invaded judges residences in the night and arrest them like
terrorists, I also warned that the media will be next.

“By invading Sun Newspapers today and holding the staff hostage for
hours, it is clear that the EFCC under Magu has become a monster that
is capable of consuming the rights of Nigerians to freedom of

“It is sad that after experiencing democracy for 18 years, the media
in Nigeria is again being visited with the kind of tyranny witnessed
under the military.

“It has therefore become necessary that Nigerians, irrespective of
their political parties must rise in condemning today’s invasion of
Sun Newspapers.

“The media must also rise against this EFCC tyranny and particularly
in solidarity with Sun Newspapers because it is The Sun Newspapers
today, no one knows which media organisation will be next,” Governor
Fayose said.

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