Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State has reacted to allegations of being behind the capturing which occurred throughout Friday’s rally for the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi.
In a press release issued in Akure on Saturday by Segun Ajiboye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, he mentioned the eye of the governor was drawn to a “malicious’’ report by the marketing campaign organisation of the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ekiti which alleged that Akeredolu was behind the capturing.
It additionally mentioned: “the assertion, signed by one Lere Olayinka on behalf of the Olusola Eleka Marketing campaign Organisation alleged that the thug that fired the shot that injured about 4 individuals in the rally, together with an APC chieftain, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, was dropped at Ekiti State by Governor Akeredolu. We want to categorically state that although there was capturing in Ado-Ekiti by a thug at this time, Governor Akeredolu knew nothing in regards to the identification of the suspect. “It’s nothing however a depraved lie from the pit of hell”.
”Governor Akeredolu was in Ekiti State to indicate help for the APC and its candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi and not one of the governor’s safety element fired a single shot all through the rally in Ekiti.’’
The assertion additional mentioned that “the Ekiti State Police PPRO, Caleb Ikechukwu, has disclosed that the policeman who dealt with the rifle was employed from Lagos. We hope this may put to relaxation the damaging allegation.
“You’ll recall that the identical Lere Olayinka had just a few days in the past alleged that Governor Akeredolu had promised to spend the state’s two months allocation on the Ekiti election. It’s, subsequently, pertinent to state right here that at no gathering did Governor Akeredolu make a note that he was able to put two months allocations of Ondo state collectively to pursue Dr Fayemi’s governorship election in Ekiti State. As soon as once more, we condemn the incident that occurred in Ado Ekiti at this time and sympathise with the victims and their household. We additionally sympathise with the APC household in Ekiti and the nation in common. Governor Akeredolu is a person of peace who is understood to have devoted unrelenting efforts at sustaining peace in his state. We’re, nevertheless, relieved with the information of the arrest of the perpetrator by the police.’’