Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), of trying to rig next week’s governorship election in the state, using “Edo template”.
Fayose spoke in response to a remark from the APC national chairman who said the governor is “hunted by ghosts of forces he used to capture power”.
Idowu Adelusi, chief press secretary to the governor who spoke on behalf of Fayose, said the APC leadership had threatened to “capture Ekiti by all means”.
He, however, said the electorate would reject any form of rigging.
“Oshiomole’s secret plan to use his fraudulent Edo template in Ekiti will never work and it will attract injurious consequences. This is because Ekiti people are resolutely determined to resist rigging right on the spot,” the statement read.
“Contrary to Adams’ diatribe, rumour peddling and rabble rousing unbecoming of an ex- governor and national chairman of the ruling party, Fayose and PDP are only interested in a credible election.
“Fayose and PDP are raising the alarm because of tell-tale signs that APC and Fayemi are plotting to rig the election.
“The statements by top APC leaders including its former chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun that they must capture Ekiti by all means are very instructive in this regard.”
Making reference to the 2014 governorship election, in which he emerged winner, Fayose said Oshiomhole had no choice but to accept the ruling of the supreme court.
“If Adams Oshiomhole still has problems with that election, he should address his misgivings to the US and the international community.
“Besides, APC challenged the election up to the Supreme Court but lost. Is Adams Oshiomhole disputing and despising the highest court of the land? It must be noted that he himself became governor by the same court judgment.”