Leaked Audio: Soldiers are to testify against military – Fayemi
A Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has revealed that some soldiers were ready to testify in support of the leaked audio file on how chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party connived with the military to rig the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election.
The audio file released by Sahara Reporters, an online medium, detailed how Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose; former Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro; Sen. Iyiola Omisore; Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Jelili Adesiyan and the military allegedly rigged the poll.
Fayemi, who spoke on a live programme, “APC Change Hour,” on an Akure, Ondo State-based Adaba 88.9 FM, said the postponement of the 2015 general elections was not about security but about a secret plot to rig the polls.
He said, “We are taking every step to ensure this does not go unpunished. There are many soldiers willing to testify.
“There are many Captain Sagir Kolis who are willing to give evidence in the court of law. I am just appealing to all Nigerians to be patient as events unfold.”
He vowed that the All Progressives Congress would resist militarisation of the election based on a judgment of a Federal High Court, Sokoto, which ruled against the use of soldiers for electoral duties.
“We in the APC will not allow the use of the military to oversee the conduct of the elections because we know and we are aware that they have sown fake police uniforms, they have sown fake army uniforms but we will not allow them,” he said.
Still wondering how the APC lost the governorship election, Fayemi said, a party (APC) that had three senators, six members of the House of Representatives, 25 House of Assembly members, council chairmen and councillors could not lose so scandalously saying the latest revelations have proved the fact that the poll was rigged.”
He disclosed that the APC had 260,000 members in the state wondering whether those party members would not vote for their party.
“Fayose is a desperate man, he is more desperate than President Goodluck Jonathan. He is one of the apostles of interim government. Gen. Momoh is a victim; he wants promotion.
“He believes that all his atrocities will come to hunt him. The judges that were beaten, the legislature that was sacked, the civil servants that were harassed.
“They are now using the military to rig elections and Nigerians must be vigilant. It is when the situation cannot be handled by the Police that you call in the military.
“If you hear what Captain Koli said, he said they were given instructions (to rig Ekiti polls). Chris Uba who is not a military officer giving order to military officers.
“It was soldiers that drove vehicles that conveyed PDP members to arrest APC members. Our members were arrested and they were not released until the election was over.”
Answering questions on why he conceded a day after the poll, Fayemi said there was a “grand plan” from Abuja to kill as much people as possible after the election should there be any demonstration or protest against the result.
Speaking on alleged plot to remove Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Fayemi urged Nigerians to hold Jonathan by his words as promised that he would not be removed.
Fayemi urged Nigerians to use their votes to flush out what he called “an incompetent government” during the forthcoming general elections saying Nigerians needed to be vigilant in the days ahead to ensure that their electoral wishes were not tampered with.