I knew Nothing About Ekiti Killings, APC Plots To Frame Me Up – Ex member of the House of Rep, Hon. Bimbo Daramola Cries Out
A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, better known as a congressman has revealed an alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to tarnish his reputation by linking him with the recent political killing in the state.
Daramola who raised the alarm while speaking to journalists on the heels of the political violence at a campaign rally in Itaji-Ekiti where life was reportedly lost maintained that he knew nothing about the mayhem.
The Biodun Oyebanji Campaign Organisation had accused Daramola and some members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of masterminding the attack on APC members last Saturday.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the Biodun Oyebanji Campaign Organisation, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, had in a statement made available to journalists said Daramola allegedly led thugs who attacked members of the APC which left one person dead and several others with severe injuries .
Olatunbosun further alleged that “It is very disturbing that Daramola was seen by eyewitnesses personally leading thugs parading as security officials, and instructed them to shoot directly at our members in Itaji-Ekiti.
Narrating his ordeal , Daramola explained that Segun Oni and his team were holding a meeting with some traditional rulers at the palace of the Onitaji of Itaji Ekiti when they started hearing gun shots and everybody was panicking.
The former federal lawmaker described his principal ,Segun Oni as a matured, decent and peace loving politician who had tried to avoid several provocations from the ruling party .
According to him ” I am not surprised at the hurried press release of Chief Taiwo Olatubosun , the Spokesperson for the Biodun Oyebanji Campaign Organisation tagging my name to the very unfortunate incident that happened today at Itaji Ekiti.
” If this press release had been authored and released under the signature of any of the political hirelings, I would not have bothered or dignified it with a response, but to have been authored by Taiwo Olatubosun shows clearly how I have overrated him.
” It is clear to me that the unfortunate incident of today must have my tag to achieve whatever purpose they intend to achieve, which is the first step in the grand plot to intimidate voters, and an attempt to take the opposition out of circulation in the run-up to the June 2018, Ekiti gubernatorial elections ” .
He lamented that” if the ruling APC government feel that is the way to win the forthcoming elections, they have Ekiti people to confront on 18th June 2020. The power of the people is more potent than the people in power.
Up till this moment, I can not fathom how on the planet earth that our dear State will recline back to those odious days that I thought had been tucked into the darkest recesses of of our political history in Ekiti.
Daramola said: “let me begin by saying that I am getting increasingly disappointed with the way things are turning out politically in Ekiti State.
“I couldn’t have imagined in my life that Olatubosun could degenerate into such a level of peddling fake news against my person.
It is obvious that APC is trying to get me off track just like the party had threatened over time in the run up to this election that they will intimidate and take people out of circulation and that is exactly what is happening now.
Bimbo Daramola noted that APC had found out that the people don’t want them anymore, hence they now resort to cheap blackmail which he said would not make the people change their minds.
He said “It is a clear fact that Segun Oni team had been attacked several times by APC and people have also been harassed by APC members in Efon, Ayedun, among others.
According to him, right at the palace the monarchs got a call that the town was not safe hence Segun Oni was asked to round off hurriedly.
He said it was when they got out of the palace that the security aide of Segun Oni briefed him that the sporadic gunshots were from some hoodlums loaded in busses who attempted to invade the palace but were repelled by security agents and people of the community who love SDP.
“Was Bimbo Daramola at Efon? was he at Ayedun and other places where crisis had been recorded?. I have been a DG before and I can confirm to you that any campaign that reacts like the way APC is doing is definitely under pressure.
“Was it me that sent solar to kill in Omuo They can not use me to get into the heart of Ekiti people Daramola said.