Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has alleged that his life is under threat by forces in the Nigerian main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party.
The PDP chieftain who was reacting to an incident in the party’s rally in Ondo State where his cap was removed by someone in the crowd likened his situation to that of late former Minister of Power and Steel, Bola Ige whose cap was also removed at the Palace of the Ooni of Ife few hours before he was murdered at his Bodija residence in Ibadan on December 23, 2001.
Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, said he will involve the security agents towards unraveling the masterminds of the incident.
“That’s how late Chief Bola Ige’s cap was removed in Ile Ife, Osun State then and we all know what happened later.
“So this one will not be ignored and treated as one of those things.
“The masterminds had it all planned and they followed it up by celebrating what they saw as the success of their plot. They even capped it up by circulating the video.
“So it was not an accident, it was planned. But those who planned it only succeeded in advertising their political myopism because popularity of the brand Ayo Fayose, Osokomole cannot be rubbished by such childish act.”
“That they must have seen in the reaction of the people at the rally and I am sure they know that they can’t get such loud ovation even if they spend all the money in this world.
“As for me, I am unperturbed and I must say it clearly that those new comers to the PDP and their old allies, who won’t mind soiling the image of the party to achieve their aims will not be allowed to succeed,” he said.