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Published On: Mon, Jun 4th, 2018

Ekiti group berates APC over Saturday’s political meeting in Iyin despite shooting

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From: Ayodele Samuel, Lagos

Ekiti political group, Ekiti Justice Group (EJG), has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) over Saturday’s political meeting in Iyin despite shooting of MOB, others
The group described the APC meeting held at the residence of former Governor Niyi Adebayo in Iyin Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government on Saturday, as a demonstration of lack of regard for human lives.
It challenged the police to make public the identity of the APC chieftain who brought the trigger happy policeman, who fired the shots that hit Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (MOB), and five others at the party secretariat on Friday.
Spokesperson of the EJG, Akeem Adebomojo, said in a statement on Sunday, that it was wrong for chieftains of the APC to have gathered at Adebayo’s residence in Iyin-Ekiti to hold meeting on the July 14 governorship election despite that a prominent son of the town, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, who was hit by bullets fired by one of the policemen brought from Lagos by the party chieftains was still lying critically at the hospital.
“How can they go to Iyin Ekiti yesterday to hold political meeting while MOB is lying critically in the hospital? That is inhuman and a clear show that whoever dies supporting APC is on his or her own,” the group said.
The group said even if any meeting was to be held by the APC, it ought to have been another location, not Iyin Ekiti, where Opeyemi Bamidele hails from.
The EJG lamented that it was alarming that Barrister Kole Ajayi that was first touted as the Director General of Fayemi’s Campaign Organisation died mysteriously and Opeyemi Bamidele, who was to be announced as the Director General, was also hit by stray bullet on Friday.
It said there was an ominous sign that Fayemi was not wanted in Ekiti, hence the flow of blood at his campaign on Friday.

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