The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of blackmail based on his allegations in a press conference in Lagos that the APC was planning to illegally use the Supreme Court to upturn his mandate in favour of the party.
The party stated that “his fraudulent and pre-emptive tactics will not stop justice from taking its course in the resolution of the biggest electoral fraud in the history of Nigeria.” ThePunchNg report.
The state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, who stated this in a statement on Wednesday, said Fayose’s attempt to draw the support of the international community to poll fraud was a mischievous attempt to legitimise fraud.
He stated that the same international community had since realised that world leaders were also victims of Fayose and the PDP’s fraud by misleading them in Fayose’s electoral victory in Ekiti State.
“Even though the international community declared that Ekiti poll that produced Fayose was fair, the same world leaders have since changed their position after listening to Ekiti poll fraud tape as secretly recorded by Captain Sagir Koli detailing how Fayose and the PDP leaders rigged the election, including Fayose himself talking in the tape of how he collected INEC soft copies and got them printed to win the election,” Olatunbosun explained.
He added that the governor was feeling the pressure after failed bids to beg President Muhammadu Buhari who he abused daily.
“Why did Fayose try to pressurise members of the Military Panel to rescue him? After his emissaries returned empty-handed in their failed bid to achieve their aims, Fayose has now resorted to blackmail, accusing the President of trying to destroy democracy and we wonder who among him and the President is the enemy of democracy.
“This is the man that sacked the court and beat up a judge. This is a man that used seven members to impeach a Speaker and closed the House of Assembly against 19 members of the Assembly for six months.
“This is a man that ran all opposition politicians out of town during elections and launched relentless attacks on opposition candidates during election,” Olatunbosun said.
But rather than reacting to the APC’s alleagtions, the Peoples Democratic Party asked the state Chairman of the APC, Chief Jide Awe, to come to the state to answer charges of murder levelled against him.
The state PDP Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, in a statement maintained that if Awe was confident of his innocence he should submit himself to the law enforcement agents and allowed himself to be dragged to court to prove his innocence.