Ekiti PDP Guber aspirant condemns ACN over murder of decampee
The campaign organisation of Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) has described as uncharitable and criminal, claim by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that the arrest of the Chairman of Ekiti State chapter of the party, Chief Jide Awe, over his alleged involvement in the murder of an indigene of his hometown, Erijiyan Ekiti, Ayo Murphy Jeje was an act of intimidation against the ACN.
PAAM Director General, Hon. Bisi Kolawole, said in a statement issued today that it was appalling that Lai Mohammed could sit in Edo-State Government House in Benin-City and be making reckless comments on the murder of a member of his party, who was killed just because he was tired of the lies in ACN and was to decamp to the PDP less than 12 hours before he was murdered.
Kolawole asked; "Is it Lai Mohammed, who is in Benin that should know who killed Ayo Jeje and injured Mrs Juliana Adewunmi, Gbenga Adewunmi and others or Segun Adewunmi, son of the injured Mrs Adewunmi, who said it on Channels Television today that he saw Jide Awe leading the thugs that invaded Erijiyan-Ekiti on Saturday, March 30, 2013?"
Speaking further, the PAAM Director General said; "Those who survived the ACN thugs gunshots are insisting that they saw Jide Awe and others. Segun Adewunmi, ACN House of Assembly aspirant, who led the decampees to the PDP and was among the people that escaped death by stroke of luck even said this much on Channels Television today. He was categorical about it that it was Jide Awe that led the attackers.
"Yet, this shameless Lai Mohammed could be talking rubbish from faraway Benin-City instead of joining other well meaning Nigerians to call for a thorough investigation of the incident."
While urging the police to do everything within its powers to bring the masterminds and perpetrators of the Erijiyan-Ekiti killing to justice, Kolawole said; "This one cannot be added to the list of unresolved murders in Ekiti because there are people, who survived the attack and can testify as to who and who attacked them.
"Many of them are in agreement that the ACN chairman, Jide Awe was among the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Therefore, what is required now is for him and others to be made to face the law. To do otherwise is for the police to say that crime is right when it is committed by the ACN people but wrong when committed by members of other parties.
“Also, questions should be asked as to who killed Chief Adeleye Awolumate, PDP Chairman, Osun Ward in Moba Local Government on November 18, 2010 and who killed Teslim Abiola, a 400 level Accounting student of Ekiti State University on September 26, 2012?
"Furthermore, the police must tell Nigerians, who aided the activities of Charles Ovie Ojo, who was arrested in connection with kidnap and death of the Attah of Aiyede-Ekiti, Oba Adeleye Orisagbemi and former Acting Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Dr Gabriel Olowoyo?
“Nigerians deserve to know whether or not Charles Ovie confessed, according to the Police Report signed by Mr Sabo Ringim (who was the Police Commissioner in Ekiti State then) that he (Charles) was taken to Ghana by Dr. Kayode Fayemi.”