Outgoing Ekiti State, Governor, Ayodele Fayose has revealed that he’s innocent of any claim that he initiated the violence in Ekiti State.
In the few days, the State has been engulfed with an assassination attempt to kill All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi during the party’s rally in Ado-Ekiti, of which a fake policeman was nab to have committed the act.
The attack has led APC accusing PDP of creating an unfriendly atmosphere, possible of causing political tension in the State.
However, Fayose has rejected such claim, saying that his party and administration doesn’t promote violence but peace in Ekiti State.
He accused APC of manipulating the whole violence in a bid to achieve their set purpose in the State.
“There has been no political violence and intimidation of the opposition and Ekiti has enjoyed peace. The police said Ekiti was the most peaceful state in Nigeria. But, in the last two weeks, violence has returned to Ekiti because of elections and activities of the APC. Its primarty was marred by violence and during Fayemi’s first outing, nine people were injured in shootings. The press must differentiate it from propaganda and address the security situation.
“In the PDP, our primary was free and fair; no rancour. There was a meeting at Isan where a person, Agbara, who is being financed and empowred, was asked to kill people and put their bodies around Fajuyi Park, Government House or home of any PDP chieftain and link us with the violence.
“Our victory is not worth the blood of any Ekiti person. We dissociate ourselves from any violence that can claim the lives of our people. I would have visited the victims, but I did not because they can turn it into violence.”