Ekiti Shooting: Fayose Blames Fayemi, Police
The All Progressives Congress (APC) held a rally in Ekiti State on Friday, but it ended on sad note.
At the rally held to kick-off the campaign of the governorship candidate of the APC, Mr Kayode Fayemi, was going one smoothly until a gunshot was heard.
Some persons at the rally that evening when it occurred alleged that it was an accidental discharge, but blood was already flowing.
A former governorship aspirant in the APC and a former House of Representatives member, Mr Michael Bamidele, was shot by the gunman who is yet to be identified.
Another member of the part was also hit.
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The chairman of the APC in Ekiti State, Mr Jide Awe, had claimed that the APC governorship candidate who was a former governor of the state, was the target.
After the attack, news spread that the gunman was a police official, with many saying he wore a mobile police uniform.
It is a sad one for the state that is preparing for its governorship election on July 14.
Now, Governor Fayose is blaming the former governor whom his party chairman claimed was the target and the police for the shooting.
Ekiti State had been at peace before Fayemi came, he claims.
"Fayemi is having all these challenges because of his desperation.
"It is instructive that there was chaos at the APC primary election and his return to Ekiti today brought bloodshed to a once peaceful Ekiti State.
"Those whom the gods want to destroy, they first make mad.
"I sympathise with victims of today's shootings by armed policemen that Fayemi and his APC invaded our State with," he said.
He further stated on his Twitter page that he had "directed adequate treatment of the injured ones that are receiving treatment at the State University Teaching Hospital.
The police has confirmed the shooting, but it said investigation had started.