#EkitiGate: Fayose challenges APC to go to court

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the All Progressives Congress to challenge his alleged use of the military to rig the June 21, 2014 election that brought him to office in court, instead of resorting to blackmail and proprganda.

He also alleged that the APC was planning to unleash terror on Nigerians if it loses the March 28 presidential election.

Mr. Fayose stated this on Wednesday via a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

The governor had been enmeshed in controversy over his alleged involvement in the rigging of the governorship election.

His voice and those of the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, the Police Affairs Minister, Jelili Adesiyan, former senator, Iyiola Omisore, an army general, Aliyu Momoh, and others were heard in an audio recording mapping out strategies for the rigging of the governorship election.

He has since admitted it was his voice that was captured in the tape but claimed he was rebuking Mr. Momoh for favouring the APC. The governor had initially denied participating in the meeting.

Apparently responding to the APC’s demand for investigation into the matter, Mr. Fayose accused the opposition party of trying to prevent the involvement of the military in the coming elections so as to be able to perpetrate violence during the elections.

According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan had the right under the country’s constitution to deploy soldiers to provide security anywhere in Nigeria and that the APC and its allies in the judiciary could not take away that right.

Mr. Fayose said the military was being blackmailed by the APC because the party has not being able to compromise the institution.

“When APC people begin to blackmail an institution, it simply means that such institution has refused to be corrupted by the party,” he said.

“All the noise being made by the APC and its lousy leaders on their purported audio/video clip is aimed at blackmailing the military into abandoning its responsibility of providing security during the election so that they can carry out their evil plot of unleashing violence on Nigerians unhindered.

“They invaded Ekiti with thugs during the June 21, 2014 governorship election but the presence of soldiers prevented the thugs from operating in the state.”

While describing the APC “as a party of shameless hypocrites”, Mr. Fayose said when soldiers were deployed in Edo State in 2012 and the election was won by the party, the governor, Adams Oshiomhole led APC leaders on a thank you visit to Mr. Jonathan in Abuja.

He stated, “The same soldiers that provided security in Edo State and APC won, provided security in Ondo and Ekiti State. APC lost in the two states and Nigerians have not been allowed to rest.

“Should election be seen as free and fair only when APC wins? Should the military be hailed for providing adequate security during elections only when APC wins?”

The governor vowed that he and his party would resist any plan by the opposition to cause mayhem in the state during and after the general elections.

“Also, let the APC be told pointedly that President Jonathan will deploy soldiers to provide security for Nigerians before, during and after the general elections and the APC blackmailers should drop their evil plan of visiting terror on Nigerians after losing the presidential election,” he added.


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  • “Oluwole” Isaac J. Boro

    ====PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE======
    How on earth do you want Duncee to come for a debate? That is, illiterate vs literate…It will only amount to a ‘Fido Dido’.

    …and this underscores the fact that we are a doomed ‘Nation’ . How can a Presidential candidate be running away from a simple debate? It means Duncee has a lot to hide. His sins include but not limited to:
    —–Certificate Forgery
    —–False imprisonment of Journalists
    —–Murder by firing squad
    —–Participating in a govt that murdered 9 Ogoni activists known as the Ogoni 9
    —–False imprisonment + beating of musicians e,g. Fela Kuti
    —–Incessant threats of bloodletting
    —–Introduction of Kidnapping to Nigeria by abducting Umaru Dikko
    —–Hatred for Free Education by re-introducing school fees in UPN states and jailing the Govs-Ajasin, Alli, Ige etc
    —–Sacking a democracy with AK47 at midnight
    —–Asking for amnesty for Islamic terrorists etc
    —–etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,

    So you can see that the sins of Duncee are legion. How will a man with this repugnant CV face a PhD holder? Him wan die? There is no way Duncee will survive it. He knows it …and that is why the gbana major has advised him never to attend. The reason for their evasion of the debate is what Fela would have summed up as due to ‘the underground system in their lives’…. Crooks! …and they tell us they have integrity. Nonsense!

    • Emmy

      The dunce ure supporting now ran away from the same presidential debate in 2011 and later debated himself with Dbanj. After years as president and access to professionals coaching in public speaking, stringing two intelligent words together is still rocket science for ur lord and master. Can u point to a single unbiased person on the panel of those tht organized the shambolic media chat ure referirng to? I don’t know how people like you sleep at night when all you do is to support lies and deceit out if selfishness.

    • Awarawa

      Not so bros, the Bokohari couldn’t remember his lines as they were prepping him for the debate…

  • NIGERIA LIBERATION

    APC is already in court…
    Rest assured, your days are numbered Thug Fayose.

    • Atinuke

      A futile effort embarked upon just to cause distractions and attract public sympathy. APC lies knows no bounds.

  • Olu tola

    Fayose or whatever you are called, be rest assured that you will rot and die in jail. It’s a matter of few months

    • Awarawa

      Are you a judge or you want to use military tribunal like 1984?!

    • Atinuke

      probably, together with Tinubu and Anaechi.

  • Eze1

    Don’t worry you will be impeached the second time.

  • Yusuf

    dont worry basketmouth once u are striped of this immunity u will go begging Baba and co for forgiveness

  • MushinSpeaks

    A tyrant and empeor in public office…shame.

    • Atinuke

      God forbid Buhari wins the presidential election, u will know the meaning of tyrany. U can ask ur father, he will tell u. #NO2Buhari #GEJ4Naija

  • Sanmi Falae

    Nigeria has really and truly gone to the dogs! That morons and bushmen like Ayo Fayose can be governor in Nigeria. May God deliver Nigeria from wolves hell bent on seeing this potentially great country self implode.

    • T

      shut up for there. U no vote for OBJ? Between Bokohari & Fayose, na who resemble human beans?

  • Awarawa

    No matter what APC say or threaten to do, the military would be deployed that day. Let the janjaweeds reign in their thugs or else…

    • August January

      Disgusting fellow! At first, he denied he was involved in the meeting, that his voice was cloned with the software called “natural voice”, but later admitted it was actually his voice. Blatant liar!!! For any reasonable person, that’s enough to tell Fayose to go to hell with all his afterthought defence. Unfortunately, however, politics has blinded many Nigerians, and that’s why it’s APC they will still be punching. Fools!

  • Atinuke

    Na wa for APc, when they win the election is free and fair but when they loose, the election was rigged. This is the mindset of Buhari that has led to the loss of lives in Northern Nigeria. My only concern is what they would do when the loose again come March 2015. #NO2Buhari #GEJ4Naija

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    That’s my man! Continue to give Islamic APC migraine.

    • Emmy

      Orafidiya, it’s only a snail that finds snail ( ahun lo ma n ri ahun he). We know you. Ure from Ile Ife. So Uve also joined politic so as to keep perpetuating your thoroughly dubious character? Remember those days when you were collecting money from students preparing for WAEC in the name of taking them to ur special centers? If you don’t crawl back to the hole you came from, we shall expose you on this platform. Fraudster per excellence. Half word is enough for the wise

  • CONCERNED

    I don’t believe in party partisian but facing the fact. the governor first denied the tape, now he said he was scolding the military officer, (1) what was obanikoro doing in ekiti during their election, was he there to vote or for security also, and what was he doing at the meeting where the military general was fridgetting ( I was embarrassed hearing the voice of Nigeria army general shaking (2) what was the other ibo man doing in ekiti at that time talk more of been in the meeting (3) what was the meaning of the word of koro to the fayose “`we are here to work for you. (3) what was the work of the special sticker (4)why did they say they must arrest a particular man the next day (5) funny enugh they were bragging over being a senator and treatning the major ( nigeria army in a mess in the hand of politician) and many more. >>>> I am not a politician and not in Nigeria right now but I believe that Nigeria is my country and I made a oath in school ~` to be faithful loyal and honest , to serve Nigeria with all my strength ….. >>> and this I must do >>> let us call a spade a spade. the people did not do well . I AM DISAPPOINTED IN FAYOSE BECAUSE I WAS AGAINST OBASANJO WHEN HE WAS CASTIGATING HIM

  • GusO

    Hopefully, reason will triumph over the perpetrators of violence. There is a need for local leaders to sit down with one another and genuinely try to iron out differences in spite of the deep suspicions and violence that have existed for at least 35 years. These leaders should know that violence be gets more violence and there should be a spirit of give and take where Southern Kaduna residents demarcate new routes for Fulani headsmen and the headsmen in turn follow those routes and not encroach on the farms and property of the local inhabitants.