Fayemi Replies Oshiomhole
During a recent interview on Channels Television, Oshiomhole had alleged that Fayemi once asked him to commit electoral fraud by rigging an election in his favour.
Reacting in a statement by his spokesman, Yinka Oyebode, the governor called on the public to disregard Oshiomhole’s allegations which he described as false, puerile, and laughable.
Fayemi, who is a presidential hopeful of the APC, claimed that Oshiomhole is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following his removal as the party’s chairman.
The statement reads, “The allegation, which was made on national television, is not only false, puerile and laughable, it is a figment of the imagination of the former APC Chairman as Governor Fayemi has never asked Oshiomhole to rig an election for him or any other person and never had any reason to ask for such.
“Members of the public are therefore urged to disregard the allegations by Comrade Oshiomhole, who apparently is still experiencing a post-traumatic stress disorder on account of his removal as Chairman of APC.
“It is on record, that Dr Fayemi was not responsible for Comrade Oshiomhole’s removal as Chairman of the APC. He has his ward executives and the courts to blame for that.
“The Ekiti State Governor has always considered Comrade Oshiomhole a friend and political associate even if they had fundamental differences over his kangaroo approach of disqualifying Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, from the APC primaries and his unconscionable autocratic management of party affairs whilst he was chairman of the party.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Fayemi has no reason to approach Comrade Oshiomhole for favours for any election. Governor Fayemi has a stellar track record of being a consummate democrat even in difficult times.
“Many Nigerians can easily recall his historic concession speech in 2014 in an election that was clearly lost to electoral sleight of hand at the behest of the then People’s Democratic Party (PDP)–led Federal Government.”
KanyiDailyy recalls that Governor Kayode Fayemi recently said he would establish an APC school to groom leaders within the party if elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023.