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Akeredolu berates Fayose over Ekiti APC rally shooting


Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has berated his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose over allegations against him, saying that Fayose could not stop him from campaigning in Ekiti. 

This follows last weekend’s attack on All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in the state in which an APC chieftain, Opeyemi Bamidele and others were shot.

Akeredolu faulted the press conference in Ado-Ekiti, during which Fayose had alleged that he (Akeredolu) brought no fewer than 150 policemen to foment trouble at the rally.


His words: “On the gun attack in Ekiti, we would like to refer Fayose to a statement by the Ekiti State police spokesperson, Caleb Okechukwu, which clarified the issue. 

“Police investigations had revealed that the shooter was a police officer brought from Lagos by an Ekiti politician. For the revelation, we believe that Fayose and his cohorts will now bury their heads in shame.

“We, therefore, urge security agencies in the country to take note of the false accusation leveled against Akeredolu by Fayose and his town crier, who only a few years ago, wrote a detailed report on the devious activities of his master.”

He claimed that Fayose also tried to rewrite the sad incident that occurred last Friday, saying that the tear gas canisters that hit a taxi driver was fired by a policemen that accompanied thugs from Akure.

Akeredolu, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi, explained further that Ekiti residents and those who were present during the incident knew that the pandemonium that greeted the shooting at the APC secretariat necessitated the tear gas canisters that were fired by policemen to forestall breakdown of law and order.

He lamented that Fayose, through his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communication, Lere Olayinka, “had equally repeated his hitherto baseless and punctured accusation that he had planned to use Ondo State’s two months’ allocation to fund the electioneering of the APC governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi.

Meanwhile, a former governorship aspirant in the state, Olusegun Oni, has solicited support for Fayemi in the July 14 election to ensure that he succeeds.

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