Ado-ekiti—The Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation, AFCO, has described the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola as “one of the dangers to democracy in Nigeria” going by his utterances, especially his call on APC supporters to attack security agents with charms and amulets during the August 9, 2014 governorship election in the State.
The Fayose Campaign Organisation, described Aregbesola’s claim that the last Saturday governorship election, which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr Ayodele Fayose won convincingly was fraudulent, as “a function of fear of an impending defeat on August 9, 2014 that has enveloped the minds of Aregbesola and his All Progressives Congress, APC, cohorts in Osun State as a result of the party’s scandalous lost Ekiti to the PDP last Saturday.”
The Director General of AFCO, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, in a statement yesterday said Nigerians should not be surprised that Governor Aregbesola could describe an election that was applauded by the whole world as the best in the history of electioneering in Nigeria as fraudulent, adding that the governor was only expressing his fear of losing the power that he got through judicial manipulation.
While urging Nigerians to ignore Aregbesola, AFCO said; “It is shameful that some people whose mouths should naturally be padlocked still speak on elections in Nigeria.”
Speaking further, Anisulowo said; “It is obvious that Aregbesola is afraid, having seen the failure of reliance on thugs to rig election during the last Saturday election.
“We are aware of his thugs known as ‘State Boys’ that he brought to Ekiti last week, but were rendered useless by the heavy presence of security agents.
“We have also heard the governor openly encouraging and inciting violence by saying that ‘any security officer who misbehaves will know that we are children of Oduduwa,’ while asking members of his party to come to their polling units with charms and amulets.
“Aregbesola has also called on his ‘State Boys,’ whom he has armed to attack security agents before and during the election, not to be rattled by security agents.
“Therefore, it is understandable that Aregbesola can never see the free, fair and transparent election that the entire world saw in Ekiti. But we are sure that the same God that liberated Ekiti people from the APC’s deceitful government would also liberate the people of Osun State on August 9, 2014.”