Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of masterminding the assault on him at the party’s campaign rally in Ondo State on Wednesday.
The former Ekiti State Governor was climbing the podium at the campaign ground when a hoodlum moved towards him and removed his cap.
Reacting, the former governor, in a statement to DAILY POST, signed by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said despite the attack, he won’t stop saying the truth
concerning the running of the party in the Southwest zone and those who have failed to produce any result in Lagos State since 1999 will be made to retire.
Fayose said that the incident will be duly reported to the security agencies and the party relevant authorities for further investigation.
“That’s how late Chief Bola Ige’s cap was removed in Ile Ife, Osun State then and we all know what happened later,” the former Governor said.
Fayose said he will not wave the threat aside, adding that the masterminds “had it all planned and they followed it up by
celebrating what they saw as the success of their plot. They even capped it up by circulating the video.
“So it was not an accident, it was planned. But those who planned it only succeeded in advertising their political myopism, because the popularity of the brand Ayo Fayose, Osokomole cannot be rubbished by such childish acts.
“That they must have seen in the reaction of the people at the rally and I am sure they know that they can’t get such a loud ovation even if they spend all the money in this world.
“As for me, I am unperturbed and I must say it clearly that those new comers to the PDP and their old allies, who won’t mind soiling the image of the party to achieve their aims will not be allowed to
succeed,” he said