By Gbenga Ariyibi
Ado-Ekiti â€” The Action Congress,Â AC, gubernatorial candidate in 25 April 2009 guberna-torial electionÂ re-run in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi,Â has said he would not beÂ intimidated by real or perceived threats by his opponents, nor run away from the country.
Fayemi, who was speaking with newsmen at Isan Ekiti, during the dedication of the N200 million Catholic Church he and his friends built for the remembrance of his late father, said he was not unmindful ofÂ threats to his life coming from different quarters in recent time.
The AC chieftainâ€™s comment may not be unconnected with last weekend’s arrest of some thugs who had attempted to attack him after a church programme in Ado-Ekiti. The thugs were later released by the Police.
According to him, â€œI am not oblivion of the threat on my life in recent time. The security of my life is in God. I amÂ not ready to leave the country as some people advised me to do but to have faith in God.â€
Fayemi said the duty of providing security to the citizens was the function of the government, adding that he had taken all the necessary precaution to ensureÂ the safety of his life and those of his followers.
The AC gubernatorial candidate said he did not see the state governor, Engr Segun Oni as his enemy, noting that Oni remained his brother
He also said his struggle in the last five years has nothing to do with an ambition to rule the state, but toÂ join others in building a democratic structure in the country that cannot be uprooted by anybody
Commenting on the dedication of the church, Fayemi said it was the wish of his late father, Chief Peter Fayemi to single handedly build a church in his community but he could not achieve this before he passed on last year