A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Opeyemi Bamidele, who was shot last Friday during a rally in Ekiti has undergone surgery for the gunshot wounds he sustained

He has now been moved to Lagos for further treatment.

The former lawmaker and five others were shot during a rally organised for the APC governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Bamidele, who was hit in the stomach and legs, was immediately taken to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti for prompt emergency medicare.

A statement by his media aide, Mr. Ahmed Salami, disclosed that Bamidele was flown to Lagos aboard an air ambulance chopper with the registration number 5N-BSW belonging to Flying Doctors Nigeria, which landed at about 3.05pm at Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti metropolis.

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“Though Bamidele’s health has stabilised appreciably, there was the need for him to go for post-surgery treatments to ensure quick convalescence for him to be able to join Dr. Fayemi’s campaign train, of which he has been playing a pivotal role.

“We want to assure our teeming supporters to discountenance the misinformation by rumour peddlers that his health had relapsed.

“Dr. Fayemi and his wife,  Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Aare Afe Babalola, Mr. Segun Oni, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Dr. Wole Oluleye, Barrister Victor Kolade and several other bigwigs in the APC circle, including ordinary members of the party, were allowed access to him on the sickbed confirming the appreciable level of his stability before being allowed to be taken out of the state.”

Salami said Bamidele was taken to Lagos because of the gross dearth of equipment and personnel at EKSUTH.

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