Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday described as laughable the allegation of rigging made against him by former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole had said on Monday on national TV that while he was APC national chairman Fayemi told him during a meeting, “Chairman, what we are saying is, you can go and conduct election to fulfil all righteousness. When we say this is the person that should emerge, just make sure he is the person that emerges.”
He claimed to have responded, “I cannot be used as an instrument of fraud to invite people to buy forms when I have already decided, regardless of how people will vote; this is the man that will prevail.”
Reacting to his comments, Fayemi said in a statement through his chief press secretary Yinka Oyebode that Oshiomhole’s allegation was not only false, puerile and laughable, but a figment of his imagination.
Mr Oyebode stated that there was never a time that Fayemi asked Oshiomhole to rig any election for him or any other person and never had any reason to ask for such fraud.
“Comrade Oshiomhole is still experiencing a Post-traumatic Stress Disorder on account of his removal as APC chairman,” he said.
Oyebode challenged Oshiomhole to provide the public with independently verifiable evidence of his claims.