The Ekiti state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of resorting to blackmail and lies to cause confusion in the APC and ridicule its leaders.
In a statement by State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said media reports that former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile, has begged Governor Fayose to help facilitate his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was concocted by the governor and his media aides.
The story, Olatunbosun said, was aimed at causing confusion, ignite anger among APC members and put the former Speaker in a weak position that would hurt his mobilisation drive to put APC in a firm footing in the state.
Noting that Bamisile’s rising popularity had sent jitters down Fayose’s spine, Olatunbosun said that the governor’s past was hunting him, making him feeling unsafe over the fate that awaited him in the new dispensation where the rule of law works.
“We are not surprised that Fayose has resorted to blackmail and lies to cause disaffection within the APC ranks as we have seen recently.
“He started with me, lying that I was afflicted with a strange ulcer and that a spiritualist had advised me to beg him (the governor) and return to the PDP before the sore could be healed.”
“Recently, Fayose allegedly stage-managed a meeting with some traditional rulers to lure Bamisile into attendance in a popular hotel where the governor was hiding and surprisingly burst into the meeting pleading with the former Speaker to return to the PDP, but which he turned down only for Fayose to turn story against Bamisile to the consternation of the innocent man.
“Few minutes after meeting, the news was all over the world that Bamisile had agreed to return to the PDP after meeting with Fayose.
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Source:: New Mail