Sequel to the shooting that turned Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to a commando-training ground on Friday, where former House of Representatives member Opeyemi Bamidele was shot and many others injured, all kinds of allegations are being made.
One of the security aides of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was fingered behind the shooting. Governor Akeredolu was on Friday sighted in the train of the APC governorship Dr Kayode Fayemi from Akure Airport to Ado-Ekiti in a motor arcade for the campaign rally.
The Chief Press Secretary to Akeredolu, Mr. Segun Ajiboye, said in a statement denied that any security aides of the governor was involved in the shooting.
According to him, “The attention of the Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has been drawn to a malicious report by the campaign organization of the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ekiti State, that Governor Akeredolu was behind the needless shooting that occurred today in Ado-Ekiti during the rally for the APC governorship candidate in Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Fayemi”.
Mr. Lere Olayinka of the Prof. Olusola Eleka, the PDP governorship candidate, had alleged that the thug that fired the shot that injured about four persons in the rally, including Hon. Bamidele, was brought to Ekiti State by Governor Akeredolu.
But Ajiboye said: “We wish to categorically state that though there was shooting in Ado-Ekiti by a thug today, Governor Akeredolu knew nothing about the identity of the suspect. It is nothing but a wicked lie from the pit of hell.
“Governor Akeredolu was in Ekiti State to show support for the APC and its candidate, Dr. Fayemi and none of the governor’s security detail fired a single shot throughout the rally in Ekiti”.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Police PPRO, Caleb Ikechukwu, had disclosed that the policeman who handled the rifle was hired from Lagos. We hope this will put to rest dangerous allegation.
The same Olayinka had a few days ago alleged that Governor Akeredolu had promised to spend the state’s two months allocation on the Ekiti election.
“It is, therefore, pertinent to state here that at no gathering did Governor Akeredolu make a remark that he was ready to put two months allocations of Ondo state together to pursue Dr. Fayemi’s governorship election in EKiti state, part of the statement reads.”