Ekiti Shooting: Fayose Seeks Prayers For Bamidele, Others, Suspends PDP’s Campaign

…….. for three days

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called for three days of

fasting and prayer for the All Progressives Congress (APC) former

governorship aspirant, Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (MOB) and others

that were hit by bullets fired by a trigger happy policeman at the APC

secretariat on Friday.

The governor, who also directed the suspension of all open campaign

activities of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State for

three days, demanded that those found culpable in the invasion of the

State with illegal policemen that were involved in the shootings must

be brought to book.

In a statement issued on Sunday Governor Fayose

said even though he was glad that Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele was responding

to treatment, it was necessary that Ekiti people should support him

and others with prayers.

“Our doctors can only try; it is only God that heals. Therefore, it is

important at this point for all of us in Ekiti to go to God in prayers

so that He can heal our brother and friend, Opeyemi Bamidele and

others who sustained injuries on Friday.

“At this point, it is immaterial the political party that he belongs

to, what is important is the life of an Ekiti son and I pray that God

will touch Opeyemi Bamidele with His healing hands.

“Most importantly, Opeyemi Bamidele is a man that I have great respect

for and since he has now been airlifted out of Ekiti for further

treatment elsewhere, all we can do is to pray for him,” the governor


While urging politicians in the State to shun violence, the governor

said the people should learn from the sad incidence and shun politics

of violence.

“We must all shun violence and stop this mindset of coming to oppress

the people of Ekiti with federal might.  Those planning violence must

be mindful of the fact that one can only know the beginning of

violence, not the end.”

He said the perpetrators of the shootings must be brought to book,

adding that “the matter must not be swept under the carpet just

because those involved are APC chieftains.”