Suspected thugs attack office of Sheriff-led PDP faction in Ekiti

Ali Modu Sheriff

Fayemi seeking power through backdoor, says party

People suspected to be political thugs on Tuesday attacked the office of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to Ali Modu Sheriff in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

They vandalised the property and tore the flags erected at the premises, which is the office of a leader of the party, Chief Williams Ajayi at Nova road, Adebayo area in the city.

Speaking to journalists on the incident, the Deputy Chairman of the group, Olasunkanmi Ogunbiyi accused the Gboyega Oguntuase-led faction, allegedly loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose and Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi as masterminding the attack.

The Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti in a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on January 24 this year declared Ajayi the authentic chairman before the Court of Appeal ordered a stay of execution of the ruling.

According to Ogunbiyi: “The assailants scaled the fence and destroyed all the flags and shattered the windows of our office. We suspect that Oguntuase’s people are behind this and we need prompt action from the security agencies.”

Reacting to the allegation, the Publicity Secretary of Oguntuwase-led PDP in the state, Jackson Adebayo, said the claim was part of the plan to tarnish the image of the party in the state.

Meanwhile, the party has described the former governor of the state and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as a bad loser who is seeking power through the backdoor.

Reacting to a newspaper interview granted by Fayemi, where he described the 2014 election, which he lost as an “unfinished business”, the state chairman of the party, Gboyega Oguntuase in a statement advised the former governor to “bury the thought that he could achieve through the backdoor what the people of Ekiti denied him in a free, fair and credible election.”

“Fayemi and his cohorts went to court after the 2014 election and lost all the way from the tribunal through the Appeal Court to the Supreme Court. He is now boasting that he will cause the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment on the Ekiti election, but he will fail,” Oguntuase said.



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