Some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration in Ekiti State have been fingered as masterminds of the obnoxious and malicious SMS being syndicated on the Internet and the state news media, alleging that former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, made a donation of N1.5 billion to the campaign fund of the APC presidential flag bearer, General Muhammadu Buhari.
The masterminds of the lies had, in their desperate bid to discredit the former governor as well as the presidential candidate of the APC, alleged that the donation was purportedly made via a Barclay’s Bank, Accra cheque.
The spurious allegation, which started as a syndicated SMS by PDP officials, was later broadcast on the state radio and television under the supervision of state officials.
Fayemi’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, however, debunked the allegations, saying the former governor, who is currently a director of APC presidential campaign, never gave any donation to the campaign, adding that the allegation was merely a panicky response by the PDP administration in the state to the growing popularity of the APC presidential candidate in the state and nationally as well as the imminent change through the February 14 poll.
Oyebode said that this latest attempt to tarnish the good image of Dr Fayemi through this wicked and senseless allegation has failed just like other plots being hatched by the PDP in the build up to the general election.
This , according to him, is because the people are better informed about the fraudulent activities of the PDP leadership and its penchant for mischief.
“It is important to place on record that Dr Fayemi does not have any account with any Barclay’s Bank in any part of the world, hence the issue of the donation does not arise, Oyebode said, adding that “the masterminds of this wicked lie, in their desperation failed to take cognisance of the fact that no bank in Ghana (in line with the country’s law) can effect the transfer of N1.5billion (equivalent of $10million) under any condition”
“This is purely the handiwork of the PDP and its faceless writers and purveyors of lies. And if it was designed to discredit Dr Fayemi , General Buhari and the APC as a party, then it has failed woefully. It just didn’t add up”.