The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), the campaign organization of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, of planning a return of the culture of political attacks and killings to the State as it was done when nine people were killed during his tenure as governor.
In a statement on Saturday, Spokesperson of the Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation, Lere Olayinka, described Fayemi’s claim that the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) planned to attack supporters and associates of former Governor Segun Oni, using thugs who would pretend to be working for him (Fayemi), as a decoy for the plot by Fayemi and his men to unleash terror on Ekiti State just the way his thugs attacked and killed innocent people when he was governor.
The statement read; “our attention has been drawn to the statement from the campaign office of the APC candidate, Kayode Fayemi, that attacked was being planned against supporters of Chief Segun Oni by the PDP, with the aim of causing disharmony among the two former governors of the state as well as their supporters.
“We wish to state categorically that this is a lie from those whose mouths are still full of the blood of innocent Ekiti people that were killed when they were in office.
“For the avoidance of doubt, no one needs to cause further disharmony among Fayemi and Oni as well as their supporters, other than the one the obvious bitterness already existing among them.
“It is on record that on Sunday, May 13, 2018, when Fayemi visited Oni at his Ifaki Ekiti country home, Oni’s supporters openly embarrassed Fayemi, calling him a thief and throwing sachet water at him. Video of that show of embarrassing show of rejection of Fayemi by Oni’s supporters went viral online. Watch the video here:
“We are also aware that Fayemi got so angry after the Ifaki Ekiti embarrassment, which he accused Oni of masterminding that he vowed to deal with him (Oni) and his supporters.
“Today, majority of Oni’s supporters are already making moves to return to the PDP and that must have been the reason Fayemi is planning to unleash terror on them just as he did to the likes of Chief Adeleye Awolumate, Kehinde Fajuyi, Michael Ipinlaye, Ayo Murphy Jeje, Madam Juliana Adewumi, Yusuf Teslim Abiola, Foluso Ogundare, Akinola Taiwo and Chief Omolafe Aderiye that were killed during his ignoble tenure as governor.
“Ekiti people are therefore urged to be security conscious at this time because it is obvious that despite his apologies and claim of being a changed person, Fayemi thirst for the blood of innocent sons and daughters of Ekiti appears to remain unquenched.
Since May 29, 2014, that Governor Fayose assumed office, Ekiti has not witnessed a single politically motivated attack and by the grace of God, Prof Kolapo Olusola will maintain that record as governor.”