A former Minister of State or Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has said Governor Ayo Fayose should be held responsible for the upsurge in violence ahead of the July 14 governorship poll. Adeyeye, in a statement on Monday by his media aide, Niyi Ojo, expressed sadness on the killing of an All Progressives Congress (APC) member, William Ayegoro, and destruction of campaign billboards of the party’s candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The former minister said Fayose has been heating up the polity by issuing what he called “threatening statements against perceived enemies of his administration” and his anointed candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola. He also accused Fayose of gagging traditional rulers in the state and sacking civil servants and appointees, who are deemed to be supporting the opposition on trumped-up charges. Adeyeye said: “Fayose, should be held responsible for the present state of insecurity in the state. People who are familiar with his antics, cannot sleep with their two eyes closed anymore.
“He was chased out in his first time in office when he was imposed on the people of Ekiti State by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
This second time, he told people that he was a changed person, but he is now worse.
“He was impeached because of violence in his first term in office, even some of the cases that include murder cases are still in court. A couple of days ago, an APC supporter was killed. Two days before, the billboards of Dr. Fayemi were destroyed in Ikere Ekiti.
“If you are looking for who is behind all these violence, look in the direction of Fayose.
“Fayose is so intolerant. In 2014, he was holding open meetings with civil servants in the state canvassing for their support, and none of them was molested, nobody issues threats to sack them.
“However, I call on those being molested or victimized, who are afraid and rightly concerned about their future, that help is on the way.
They should bear with the situation now because it would soon be over.
“Victory is assured for APC on July 14. They shall be restored to those stations immediately after the elections, the Pharaoh that you see today, you shall see no more.”