Daily Metro News NG
A Former Governor in Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has alleged that certain forces within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South West region were plotting to kill him like they did to Chief Bola Ige, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Nigeria.
Fayose was reacting to the incident that led to the removal of his cap by some thugs at the Ondo PDP governorship campaign rally on Wednesday.
He pointed that Bola Ige’s cap was first removed at the Palace of the Ooni of Ife few hours before he was murdered at his Bodija residence in Ibadan on December 23, 2001.
Reacting to the embarrassing action of the thugs through his media aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said he will make formal report of the incidence to the security agencies and relevant party leaders, noting it was not something to be handled with levity.
He said security agencies will have to unravel how hoodlums got to the campaign and their sponsors.
Fayose said, “That’s how late Chief Bola Ige’s cap was removed in Ile Ife, Osun State then and we all know what happened later.
“So this one will not be ignored and treated as one of those things.
“The masterminds had it all planned and they followed it up by celebrating what they saw as the success of their plot. They even capped it up by circulating the video.
“So it was not an accident, it was planned. But those who planned it only succeeded in advertising their political myopism because popularity of the brand Ayo Fayose, Osokomole cannot be rubbished by such childish act.”
He however promised to continue his talk over the running of the party in the South West.
“That they must have seen in the reaction of the people at the rally and I am sure they know that they can’t get such loud ovation even if they spend all the money in this world.
“As for me, I am unperturbed and I must say it clearly that those new comers to the PDP and their old allies, who won’t mind soiling the image of the party to achieve their aims will not be allowed to succeed,” he said.