He said the Governor should tell Nigerians and the international community what he meant in the Ekiti poll fraud tape where he said he collected INEC soft copies.
Reacting to Governor Ayodele Fayose’s allegations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to illegally use the Supreme Court to upturn his mandate, the party accused the Governor of blackmail, describing his election as the biggest electoral fraud in Nigeria's history.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Dec. 16, by the APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said Fayose's pre-emptive tactics is to draw the the support of the international community to legitimise fraud.
“Even though the international community declared that Ekiti poll that produced Fayose was fair, the same world leaders have since changed their position after listening to Ekiti poll fraud tape as secretly recorded by Captain Sagir Koli detailing how Fayose and PDP leaders rigged the election, including Fayose himself talking in the tape how he collected INEC soft copies and got them printed to win the election,” the statement said.
Olatunbosun added that Fayose, who abuses President Muhammadu Buhari regularly, is running away from his shadow after failed bids to beg the Commader-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“Why did Fayose try to pressurize members of the Military Panel to rescue him? After his emissaries returned empty-handed in their failed bids to achieve their aims, Fayose has now resorted to blackmail, accusing the President of trying to destroy democracy and we wonder who among him and the President is the enemy of democracy.
“This is the man that sacked the court and beat up a judge. This is a man that used seven members to impeach a Speaker and closed the House of Assembly against 19 members of the Assembly for six months. This is a man that ran all opposition politicians out of town during elections and launched relentless attacks on opposition candidates during election,” APC spokesman said.
He said the Governor should tell Nigerians and the international community what he meant in the Ekiti poll fraud tape where he said he collected INEC soft copies that he printed to win his election.
Olatunbosun said: “Besides declaring in the tape that he collected INEC soft copies that he printed, Fayose also said in the tape that a collation was done days before the election in Efon-Alaye and we want to ask whether Efon-Alaye was the collation centre for Ekiti governorship election and whether it is not a fraud to collate the result of an election that had not been held.
“If a criminal case that is taken to court and the court assumes jurisdiction to try that criminal case is what Fayose would call illegality and destruction of democracy, is it printing INEC soft copies and collation of results days to the election that is legal and a boost to the practice of democracy in Nigeria?”
APC assures that Fayose will not escape justice no matter how much he tries to blackmail the party.