The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has stated that it has uncovered plans by the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose to set his own campaign office at Adebayo Road on fire and blame it on the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A statement signed by spokesman for the campaign organisation, Dimeji Daniels, stated that, “we gathered from reliable sources that Mr. Ayodele Fayose who is known for such stunts in the past will any moment from now set his campaign office on fire and rush to the press to blame it on APC”.
According to Daniels, “It would be recalled that Fayose did something similar in 2003 shortly after he was sworn in as governor. He caused his own official vehicle to be sprayed with bullets to give the impression that he was attacked. He only did this to justify his purchase of a bullet proof vehicle immediately after the phoney attack!
“Few weeks ago, he planned with his thugs to be shot so as to gain sympathy of the electorate and this explains why he started wearing bullet-proof jacket to his campaign rallies. He only dropped the idea when he realised it has leaked”.
The statement alleged further that the PDP candidate would have blamed the premeditated shooting on the APC and Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
“His latest plan is to draw attention and public sympathy to himself. We wish to state for the umpteenth time that the APC-led government under Governor Kayode Fayemi is peace-loving and this explains why the state has been peaceful in the last three and a half years until recently when Fayose’s emergence brought back the forgotten days of one week one trouble.
“We wish to state that should Fayose’s office suddenly go on fire, he is responsible for it as we don’t have anything to do with it.
“The excellent performance of our candidate in the last 42 months in office is enough campaign for us, so we don’t need violence because Ekiti people are with us.
“Fayose should tell the Ekiti electorate what he wants to do better than Kayode Fayemi rather than playing pranks like a primary school pupil,” the statement concluded.