- Allegation is misdirected —APC
BY GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO EKITI — The Labour Party in Ekiti State, has accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of engineering crisis in the state.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Iwuanyanwu, said this in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, during inauguration of the Interim State Working Committee of the party, noting that Fayemi was responsible for the pasting of the posters of Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, with the logo of Social Democratic Party, SDP.
But the All Progressives Congress’ Director of Media, Mr. Segun Dipe, had described the allegation as misdirected, saying a ruling party cannot be pasting posters for Bamidele, an arch-enemy of the APC.
The postal of Opeyemi flooded Ado Ekiti, yesterday, with an impression that he had dumped LP for the SDP.
The party, however, warned Fayemi to stop expending state’s resources on frivolities , alleging that the governor had been employing divisive method to rip the state apart in efforts to perpetuate himself in office.
On Bamidele’s posters that flooded Ado Ekiti with the inscription, ‘We have finally traced our root,” Iwuanyanwu, who was represented by his Deputy, Joseph Akinlaja, said the action was targeted at causing confusion in LP and creating the impression that the party is flouting the Electoral Act.
In his response, Dipe, however, described the allegation as misdirected, saying a ruling party cannot be pasting posters for Bamidele, an arch enemy of the APC.
He added: “APC will not popularise Bamidele’s inordinate ambition by associating him with any party.
“We are more focused and we are getting our members ready for registration that will start soon and that is where our focus is and not on any frivolous issue.”
It may be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti, Alhaji Halilu Pai had, last week, issued a stern warning that pasting of posters when no vacancy had been declared, is tantamount to breach of Electoral Act and such would not be tolerated.