The All Progressives Congress (APC) have denied using the mobile policemen to assault Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose during Wednesday’s planned rally ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election in the state
It will be recall that Gov Fayose collapsed after he was hit by the canister of a teargas fired by some mobile policemen in a bid to disperse a rally schedule to hold at Fajuyi Park, near Government House in support of PDP candidate, Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola ahead of Saturday’s Election in the state.
However, in a statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, he said that the allegation made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are baseless and insisted that it was clearly contrived to give the impression to the public that he was being persecuted.
“With PDP’s claim in its press statement, it is obvious that its leadership does not have the facts of the actual events in Ekiti State or it is deliberately attempting to divert public attention from the comical performance put up by Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday, which was clearly contrived to give the impression to the public that he was being persecuted.
“Somehow, Fayose has contrived to make this election about himself. But it is not. The contest is between Dr. Fayemi and the Professor that has continued to hide behind Fayose’s fingers.
“What is clear to every voter in Ekiti is that to vote for this Professor is to hand Fayose a third term. Given their horrid experience with him, they have wisely rejected them both.
“The PDP in Ekiti have read the handwriting on the wall. They know they have lost the election. They therefore have to save their face with these wild allegations.
“The story of how Fayose used the security agencies to manipulate the last election is still fresh in the memory of the people. Unfortunately for him, he has no such opportunity this time. Winning a free and fair election is a strange territory to him and that’s why he is looking stranded.
“It is therefore mischievous of PDP to continue to claim that the Police assaulted Fayose on Wednesday after Fayose himself has apologized to the Police authorities for lying against their officers.
“The ultimate decision about who governs Ekiti lies with the people of that State, which they will make on the principle of one man one vote.”
By Augustine Akhilomen