The Director General of Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Mr. Bimbo Daramola, on Thursday alleged that some suspected political thugs, said to be part of the crowd of supporters that followed former Governor Ayo Fayose, when he returned to Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, shot a member of the All Progressives Congress.
Fayose is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Daramola, who is a member of the House of Representatives, leveled this allegation against Fayose at a press conference in Ado Ekiti.
He said that the victim, Babatunde Ogunleye, was shot inside a bus in the Adebayo area of the state capital and that he narrowly escaped being killed.
Daramola said the suspected thugs had earlier vandalised a bus parked within the premises of Kayode Fayemi Campaign office.
The Fayemi campaign director said, “Babatunde was returning from Oye Ekiti, where we held our rally, at about 7 pm when the incident happened. The guy could have been killed. He escaped death by the whiskers simply because someone wants to be governor at all costs.
“I want to believe that a script has been acted out to turn this election into orgy of violence; if not, what did Fayose, who claims to be popular, need such a large number of SSS and the policemen for?
“And we want to emphasise that if there is any script they are acting, either in this Ekiti election or 2015, we want to make it abundantly clear that Ekiti people will bungle it.”
However, the spokesperson of Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, denied the allegation.
Adelusi said, “Our supporters, who were being guided by the security men, did not have the time to branch at the APC secretariat.
“Beside that, the supporters had been specifically instructed by Ayo Fayose not to be violent and not to react to provocation by the APC as they move from Ikere to Ado Ekiti and they kept to the instruction.
“Therefore, what the APC is claiming is strange to us. Let them beam their searchlight elsewhere.
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