The All Progresives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of complicity in the shooting incident that nearly claimed the life of Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the House of Representatives.
It claimed that Fayose exhibited callous conduct in his celebration of the unfortunate shooting incident at the flag off and homecoming of the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend.
Reports had alleged that a suspected assassin fired bullets suspiciously meant for Dr Fayemi but missed their target to hit Bamidele and five others.
A statement on Sunday by the State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, accused Fayose of being responsible for the unfornutate incident.
“We have it on good authority that Fayose and the Chaplain of the Government House rejoiced on learning about the unfortunate incident of attempt on Fayemi’s life.
“The immediate comment by Fayose and his conduct by going on radio to warn people to avoid Ajilosun area while accusing Fayemi and the APC of the incident confirmed loud whispers in town that he knew about the attack.
“We are also aware of Fayose’s usual style of creating an alibi when he ordered okada and bus operators on the same day to converge on Fajuyi area of the state capital as Fayemi was being received by his party.
“By conducting himself in this manner, Fayose deliberately wanted to truncate the reception by causing a show-down with the APC crowds in Fajuyi end of the town and used that to carry out his planned coordinated attacks by his thugs he had already assembled in the area,” he said.