- Babafemi Ojudu, a top aide of President Buhari, accused an APC leader in Ekiti of masterminding the attack on his residence
- Ojudu said the attack was as a result of his criticism of the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi
- Meanwhile, the APC spokesperson in the state gave another version of the attack just as he accused Ojudu of running down the ruling party with his actions
The crises in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti chapter, took another turn on Monday, June 22, as a top aide of President Muhammadu Buhari accused a key party leader of leading thugs to attack his residence.
Babafemi Ojudu who is a special adviser to President Buhari on political matters alleged that the APC vice-chairman in Ado-Ekiti local government area of Ekiti state led an attack by thugs on his residence.
Premium Times reports that the presidential aide made the allegation in a statement he issued on Monday.
Legit.ng gathers that Ojudu claimed that the APC vice chair, Sola Elesin led the thugs to attack his guard and broke into his Ado-Ekiti home on Monday.
According to Ojudu, the attack was as a result of an interview he granted where he criticised the Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi.
He said there has been pressure on his ward to get him expelled from the ruling party for criticising Fayemi.
Ojudu also accused Governor Fayemi of refusing to wade into the issue which had been reported.
He said his aides in Ado Ekiti had reported the incident to the police and made statements.
Reacting to the development, the APC director of media and publicity in the state, Sam Oluwalana, accused Ojudu of running down the ruling party with his actions.
“He’s supposed to be a statesman but his action is running down the party. Nobody is after him,” Oluwalana was quoted to have said.
Oluwalana gave another version of the alleged attack on Ojudu's home, saying it was some APC supporters who "felt insulted" after he accused them of being hungry when they went to his house.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ojudu and the Ekiti state government were engaged in a war of words over Governor Fayemi's alleged poor performance.
Ojudu had said all indicators of good governance in the last two years under Fayemi were in the negative mode.
The presidential aide who represented Ekiti Central in the seventh Senate described the performance of the Fayemi-led administration as shoddy and fell short of expectation.
He also lamented that there was a lack of governance in Ekiti state.
However, the governor's media aide, Segun Dipe, swiftly reacted to Ojudu's statement describing it as a ruse and calculated attempt to distract the ‘workaholic governor’.
He said that contrary to Ojudu's claim, there was governance in Ekiti state and the people are already savouring the dividends of democracy.
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