Fayose ‘Governor once shot at his own car then blamed robbers,’ APC alleges

The Ekiti APC also gave other examples of antics supposedly carried out by the governor as “blackmail stunts”.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said that Governor Ayo Fayose once shot at his own car and then blamed the act on armed robbers.

The Ekiti APC also gave other examples of antics supposedly carried out by the governor as “blackmail stunts”.

The claims were contained in a statement released by Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun.

It reads:

“In 2005 when Fayose was facing impeachment over alleged N1.3b poultry fraud, he accused Chief Afe Babalola of the brain behind the impeachment, alleging that the eminent lawyer wanted to be governor. He blackmailed the senior lawyer by printing his posters and pasted them in Ado-Ekiti and Ibadan purportedly canvassing for votes to become Ekiti governor.”

“During the same period, Fayose fired at his own vehicle in Lagos, declaring that he was attacked by armed robbers just because he wanted the House of Assembly to approve purchase of a bullet-proof car in his convoy.”

“During the House of Assembly crisis last year, the governor’s thugs removed from mortuary the body of a thug felled in a shoot-out with security agents at Efon-Alaaye and Fayose declared that the victim was shot by Honourable Folorunso Ogundele of APC from the same Efon-Alaaye just to set the community against the APC lawmaker who was seeking re-election into the Assembly.”

“Not done, the governor hired a fake mother for the slain victim and put her before reporters in the Government House to emphasise that her son was shot by Ogundele. The truth was never known until the real mother told another set of reporters that Fayose induced the fake mother with money to implicate innocent Honourable Ogundele in the killing.”

“This is the same way he implicated four APC members still languishing in jail over matter they knew nothing about. In this case, the governor suborned one Gbolahan Okeowo, who was personal assistant to the slain drivers’ union leader, the late Omolafe Aderiye, to lie against four APC members as Aderiye’s murderers.”

“The truth was never known until Gbolahan confessed that conscience would not allow him to sustain the lie propagated by the governor to kill the innocent men over crime they knew nothing about.”

Olatunbosun also spoke on the Ekiti government’s recent claims that one of the state’s lawmakers, Afolabi Akanni had died in the custody of the Department of State Services.

“It is gratifying that DSS paraded the ‘dead’ man to reporters while Fayose hides three other members in his home but will like to declare them missing in order to paint DSS black.”

“After this shameless lie, Fayose topped it with the allegation that DSS was dangling $1m for Assembly members to impeach him just to discredit DSS that is investigating him over sundry alleged crimes.”

The Ekiti State Government had, on Thursday, March 17, 2016, called a press conference to push forward its claim that Akanni had died in DSS custody.

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