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Fayemi Ekiti governorship aspirant escapes assassination allegedly carried out by policeman

The mobile policeman who allegedly shot at Fayemi was said to be among those deployed to ensure security during the campaign.

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Fayemi escapes gun shot allegedly fired by policeman in Ekiti play

Former minister of mines and steel development Kayode Fayemi wants to return as governor of Ekiti state.

(Reuters)

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi reportedly escaped assassination in the state on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Multiple sources said the Fayemi campaign train was attacked in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, around 5 pm  allegedly by a Mobile Policeman in uniform (MOPOL) who was said to have fired a shot aimed at the governorship aspirant.

 

Although Fayemi escaped, the gunshot reportedly hit a former House of Reps member, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and two others.

One is said to have died.

 

According to Punch, the mobile policeman who allegedly shot at Fayemi was among those deployed to ensure security during the campaign.

Another report by a Twitter user, Ayekooto, said the shooter is a fake policeman.

 

Bamidele, however, is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state.

The Nigeria Police Force is yet to comment on the incident.

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On May 31, 2018, Fayemi, a one time governor of Ekiti state, recently reigned from his position as the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, weeks after he emerged winner of the APC gubernatorial primary election in the state.

 

 

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