In a reaction to claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed that the Peoples Democratic Party rigged the 2014 Ekiti governorship election, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has berated the opposition party for always crying foul whenever matters do not go in their favour.
Speaking via a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, apparently in reply to claims by Mohammed that the PDP was planning to rig the Presidential election with “modified Ekiti rigging strategy”, Governor Fayose said the APC was yet to come to terms with how they lost the elections so glaringly.
The statement read in parts: “In the minds of Lai Mohammed and his APC jesters, an election they lost so glaring was rigged, but Ekiti people who voted overwhelmingly for the PDP know that the election was won fair and square.
“It was obvious that the APC and its gullible supporters were highly traumatised by the Ekiti humiliating defeat and no matter how hard they tried, they have not been able to wake up to face the reality of a total rejection by Ekiti people.
“No matter how loud their lamentation is, forces of deceit and falsehood which the APC represents will never take over Nigeria.
“From stomach infrastructure to photochromic rigging and now military rigging, it is obvious that the APC people won’t get revived from their state of electoral coma until 2019.
”Up till today, they are yet to tell Nigerians how the audio and video clip they are parading made APC leaders like Senator Femi Ojudu, former Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu, Hon Bimbo Daramola and others to lose their polling units.
”They are yet to tell Nigerians why they did not present the so-called rigging evidence at the tribunal.
”Most importantly, they are yet to explain why the so-called Captain Sagir Koli took the audio and video recording to Senator Bola Tinubu in Lagos, instead of the Military authority.
”Or isn’t that a pointer to the fact that the Army Captain (if he exists) had a working relationship with the APC leader prior to the election on which he must have been paid heavily?”
Sounding a final note of warning to the APC against destroying major institutions that opted not to be corrupted by the party, Governor Fayose said: “only a bastard will recruit outsiders to destroy his father’s house that he intends to occupy.”