Fayemi, Fayose trade words over attack on Oni
The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office has alleged a clandestine plan by Governor Ayodele Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party to carry out “coordinated attacks” on supporters and associates of former Governor Segun Oni.
According to the campaign group, the plot involves the use of thugs who will allegedly pretend to be working for Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress candidate in the Ekiti governorship election.
The KFCO said in a statement, “It was reliably gathered that the plan, which has reached advanced stage, was designed by Governor Fayose as part of his efforts to cause disharmony among the two former governors of the state as well as their supporters.”
It added that in the planned attack, the thugs would wear branded materials and make insinuations that would establish a possible link to Fayemi’s political camp.
“Security agencies in the state are hereby alerted to this clandestine move by the PDP goons aimed at introducing a violent dimension to the politics of the state ahead of the July 14 governorship election.
“We urge all supporters and members of APC to remain vigilant, shun any form of violence during this electioneering period and report any act of intimidation to the law enforcement agencies.
“The campaign office reiterates the position of the APC leadership that all members of the party should unite and work together for the success of the APC in the coming elections.”
However, Fayose described the allegation as false.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, who reacted on behalf of his boss said, “What is the business of Fayose with the APC family? Fayose harbours no thugs.
“The issue on ground is purely about a frosty relationship between Fayemi and Oni which has nothing to do with Fayose. Let them go and settle their differences and leave Fayose out of it.
“Segun Oni had identified some Fayemi boys who molested his supporters and even threatened to quit the party should it continue. Why would Fayemi now want to leave the substance and chase the shadow, instead of calling his boys to order.
“We implore the security operatives to do their work.”