Speaking in Port Harcourt on Wednesday on the sideline of the controversial national convention of the PDP, Fayose said such acts would not be in the interest of the country and Nigerians at large.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, he was quoted as saying that a virile opposition was a vital ingredient for democracy and necessary to make democracy thrive.
Mr. Fayose, who could not attend the convention owing to the blockade of the road leading to the Old Presidential Lodge of Rivers State government house where he was accommodated, said condoning off of the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt by the police on the orders of the IGP, had the input of the APC-led Federal Government. He said police only acted the script written by the APC government.
Fayose said, “I witnessed what the police did early today in Port Harcourt, it is most unfortunate. It has shown that we are indeed in a perilous time in the country. APC is desperate to kill opposition and silence others because they are afraid that their inability to properly govern the country and tackle the challenges facing us as a nation would be exposed by a virile PDP.
"The Buhari government is dictatorial. There is tension everywhere. All sectors are down and they are focusing on killing the opposition. What business has APC with PDP internal matters?
“If they said they wanted to act on court orders, why didn’t they act on more than four orders that were in favour of the Markafi group?
They don’t have answers to the terrible situations in the country but they know that an organised PDP will be emboldened to challenge them.”
Fayose claimed that Ali Modu Sheriff had turned himself to an instrument in the hands of APC.