Ek­iti gu­ber: APC ac­cuses Jonathan of in­sti­gat­ing vi­o­lence

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) in Ek­iti State has asked the Pres­i­dency to al­low the people of the state choose their next gover­nor and re­frain from any­thing ca­pa­ble of throw­ing the state into cri­sis.

The APC ac­cused the Pres­i­dency of aiding the gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date of Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party, Mr. Ayo Fayose, to fo­ment trou­ble in or­der to cap­ture the state in the June 21 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion.

Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists in Ado Ek­iti yes­ter­day, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Kay­ode Fayemi Cam­paign Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Bimbo Daramola, be­rated the federal govern­ment for “giv­ing un­due ad­van­tage to Fayose”.

Daramola noted that the kind of se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tus de­ployed in the state to pro­tect Fayose could only be ac­corded ei­ther the pres­i­dent or state gover­nor.

“There is a script al­ready writ­ten for Fayose to throw Ek­iti into an­other orgy of vi­o­lence. What does Fayose, who claims to be pop­u­lar need such a con­tin­gent of SSS and po­lice­men for? And we want to em­pha­size that if there is any script at all be­ing acted for any­body ei­ther in the gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion or 2015, we want to make it abun­dantly clear that Ek­iti people will bun­gle it,” he said.

Daramola al­leged that dur­ing a pro­ces­sion to usher in Fayose, some sus­pected PDP thugs van­dalised the APC sec­re­tariat, de­stroyed four buses of the party and shot a mem­ber of the party, Ba­batunde Fatoye.

He al­leged that Fatoye was at­tacked at Ade­bayo street, Ado Ek­iti around 7.30pm when sus­pected thugs of the PDP shot a coaster bus con­vey­ing sup­port­ers of the APC from a cam­paign rally held in Oye Lo­cal Govern­ment Area.

But Fayose, through the spokesman of Ayo Fayose Cam­paign or­ga­ni­za­tion, Mr Idowu Adelusi, de­nied the al­le­ga­tion.

He said: “Our sup­port­ers who are be­ing guarded by se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives do not have time to at­tack the APC sec­re­tariat. Be­sides, the sup­port­ers were in­structed by Ayo Fayose not to be vi­o­lent and not to re­act to provo­ca­tion by the APC as they moved from Ikere to Ado Ek­iti and they obeyed the in­struc­tion. There­fore, what the APC is claim­ing is strange to us. Let them beam their search light else­where.”

Daramola main­tained that the PDP thugs had ear­lier at­tacked and van­dal­ized a

branded bus be­long­ing to the APC which was parked in the premises of Fayemi ‘s cam­paign of­fice in Ajilo­sun area of the Ado Ek­iti.

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