Emmanuel Ani, Ado Ekiti
GovernorAyodele Fayose of Ekiti State has dismissed the statement being credited to him on the travail of Senator- Elect, Buruji Kashamu in the hands of men of the NDLEA, saying he never made any such statement. Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the comment must have been generated by desperate political spin doctors to link him with what he knew nothing about.
The statement read; “Kindly disregard any press statement being circulated that I made on Prince Buruji Kashamu today. “I have not made any press statement on the travail of Buruji Kashamu today both on Twitter and Facebook or any social media platform.
“Obviously, the comment being referred to was generated by desperate political spin doctors with ulterior motives and their motive must be to drag me into what does not concern me as a governor. “For all intent and purposes, the issue relating to Prince Buruji Kashamu is not political and I as a governor does not have anything to do with it.” In another development Fayose has lifted the dusk-todawn curfew imposed on Ado- Ekiti on May 22, following a civil disturbance.
The governor stated this in his broadcast to the people of the state in Ado-Ekiti. He described the crisis between the Hausa community and commercial drivers in Ado-Ekiti that led to the imposition of the curfew as unfortunate. He urged residents to be law abiding and conduct their activities in manner that would not cause further break down of law and order.
Fayose said that the state government lifted the curfew after security agents had restored peace in the state. He expressed regret for the inconveniences the curfew might have caused the residents of the town. He said the state government had also placed N2 million-ransom for anybody that could provide information which could facilitate the arrest of those that kidnapped 11 people in different parts of the state recently. He said that kidnapping was strange to state warning that the state government would fight it.