I am not a murderer, says Fayose

A  former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday said his political opponents were behind the rumour making the rounds that he was a murderer.

Speaking against the backdrop of  the renewed political violence in Ekiti State, Fayose told the News Agency of Nigeria on phone  that the rumour was part of a smear campaign ahead of the 2014 governorship election  in the state.

He said: “ My popularity in Ekiti ahead of  the 2014 governorship election is a dilemma to my opponents and that is why they are looking for any opportunity to blackmail me.

“I am not a murderer as they claimed. Nobody or court has arraigned  me for murder in the last seven years. Are we saying that the system is not working.’’

Fayose, a PDP governorship aspirant in the  election, said his political opponents had  nothing to use in campaigning  against him.

“It is all political gimmicks and intrigues. They are running a failed propaganda,’’ he said.

“ Look at it again; there had been renewed violence, attacks and killings in Ekiti in the last couple of months now  just because people are defecting from ACN to PDP to give me support, ’’ he said.

Fayose appealed to  his supporters to remain resolute and shun acts  capable of heating up the polity. (NAN)

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