A statement issued by the Secretary of the party, Mr. Omotoso PaulÂ Ayodele, stated that an earlier petition onÂ June 26, 2016 allegingÂ planned attacks against members.
In a petition also copied to the State Director of DSS, OmotosoÂ explained that on Monday June 27, 2016 under the guise of holding aÂ rally against President Muhammadu Buhari and in support of Governor
Ayodele Fayose, some hoodlums suspected to be PDP members stormed aÂ restaurant/bar operated by an APC member, Mrs Ayoola Adetola, atÂ Okeyinmi area of Ado-Ekiti, smashing many cartons of beer worth aboutÂ N40, 000 for no reason other than for being member of APC.
He added that in the latest plot, top APC members, including theÂ party’s spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, and members of APC’s media teamÂ were being marked for attacks to keep them out of circulation.
“Similarly, as we mentioned in our earlier letter about the threats of Â attacks, another member of our party, Mrs Omotunde Fajuyi, whoseÂ organisation, Be The Change Organisation (BCO) led the anti-corruptionÂ rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 24,Â 2016, has come under both verbal attacks and threats of assassinationÂ from persons suspected to be working for Governor Ayodele Fayose.
“Some aides of the governor led by his Special Assistant on NewÂ Media, Lere Olayinka using a facebook pseudo account of Irinkerindo; aÂ member of the House of Assembly representing Ijero constituency, Mr.
Dayo Maxima; a Special Assistant to Governor Fayose, Mr. SunshineÂ Anifowose;- and one Igbalajobi David Ayodele on June 25, 2016 on theirÂ Facebook pages, launched a very damaging smear campaign against Mrs.Â Fajuyi by maligning her person calling her many unprintable names.
“Not done, these aides sent hoodlums suspected to be hired assassinsÂ to the residence of Mrs Fajuyi to pose as part of the people who participated in the rally with her and had come to collect their own
share of the purported money in her custody with the plan that MrsÂ Fajuyi should be hacked to death under the excuse that she refused toÂ pay them.
“To perfect their plan linking the attack on Mrs Fajuyi to purportedÂ short-changing of the protesters, the above named aides wrote on theirÂ Facebook pages that some people were at Mrs. Fajuyi’s house to demandÂ for their share of the money for participating at the rally. They liedÂ that Mrs Fajuyi collected N1.7million for the rally and refused to payÂ those who participated.
He also explained that the governor’s aides only wanted to create anÂ alibi to eliminate Fajuyi for holding the rally where speakersÂ representing various interest groups encouraged the EFCC to recoverÂ the money allegedly found in the governor’s accounts, which OmotosoÂ said did not go well with the aides.
He added: “We also learnt that the State PRO, Honourable TaiwoÂ Olatunbosun, and members of the party’s media team have also beenÂ marked for attack.
“We wish to state clearly that the aides working for Governor FayoseÂ shall be held responsible if anything bad happens to Mrs Fajuyi, Hon.Â Taiwo Olatunbosun or any member of our party.”
Also at the weekend, in what looked like a smear campaign against theÂ APC’s spokesman, the social media was awash with a purported letter byÂ Olatunbosun castigating the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, forÂ her alleged complicity in Halliburton scandal.
Olatunbosun had since denied the charge, saying it was the handiworkÂ of the governor’s men to distract attention from sundry fraud chargesÂ against the governor.