Bamidele accuses Fayemi of violating INEC directive on billboards

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BY GBENGA ARIYIBI

ADO EKITI—A member of the House of Representatives and a  Labour Party gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti State, Hon. Michael Bamidele, weekend  carpeted the All Progressive Congress, APC, and  Governor Kayode Fayemi  of the state for allegedly  violating the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on erection of billboards and pasting of posters.

But Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, denied the allegation, saying neither Governor Fayemi nor APC flouted any directive from the INEC.

The gubernatorial election of the state is bill for this June 21.
INEC had earlier directed politicians and political parties to remove their posters and billboards, because they violated the electoral laws.

Speaking during the LP state congress where 23 officers were elected to pilot the affairs of the party, Bamidele said LP and he had since adhered to the directive of the electoral body by removing the posters and billboards.

He wondered why  Governor Fayemi and  APC were being treated as sacred cows while others in different political parties were treated like second class citizens.

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Reacting  to the allegation, Mr. Dimeji Daniel, the Director of Publicity, Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, insisted neither Governor Fayemi nor APC flouted any directive from the INEC.

He said: “Let it be on record that Dr. Kayode Fayemi or his campaign organisation has not pasted any campaign poster because the governor is law-abiding and understands the provisions of the Electoral Act clearly.”

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