As the July 14th governorship election in Ekiti state gets closer, former minister of Mines and Steel Development Dr. Kayode Fayemi has raised alarm over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and the incumbent governor Ayodele Fayose to rig the elections.
Fayemi who is the governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress APC is accusing three INEC officials of holding secret meetings with the state governor inside the government house in Ado-Ekiti the state capital.
“One Ishaku from the northern part of the country, allegedly brokered the deal on Fayose’s behalf. The said Ishaku, has allegedly been living in the government house in Ekiti in the last six months,’ said Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, the Deputy Director General (Ekiti South), Kayode Fayemi campaign Council said while speaking to journalists in Ado Ekiti yesterday.
“We have it on good authority that an election expert, one Ishaku, a former INEC official, has been living with the governor in the Government House since January this year. After these illegal activities in the Government House, there was a secret meeting held with three top officials of INEC from the national headquarters in the Government House,” he said.
“Curiously, these three top officials hold strategic positions in election management. One is from the administration, one is from Stores and Distribution Department, while the other is ICT top official.
“For the reasons best known to them, only the Government House was their exclusive port of call; APC was never in the picture. After this evil agenda, Fayose stormed the media to raise allegations the APC was in Ondo State Government House to manipulate the ballot to give APC an edge in the July 14 election,” he said.