- There are reports that some bigwigs of the PDP in Ekiti took turns to swear allegiance to Ayodele Fayose
- However, the former governor of the state has denied the claim said to be contained in a viral video
- The report has also been denied by the former chairman of the opposition party in the state, Bola Olu-Ojo
A former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to a purported viral video in which leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state were taking an oath to be loyal to him.
In the alleged video, PDP ward leaders and executives from the Ijero council area of the state were said to be seen pledging allegiance to the former governor, Vanguard reports.
Specifically, attendees at the meeting included a former chairman of the Ekiti PDP, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, and a former House of Assembly member, Akinleye Ekundayo.
Reacting to the development, Fayose stressed that there was no such thing as oath-taking anywhere as claimed.
He said: "Did you see Fayose in that video? Did you see any object like the Bible, Quran or iron? If no, how does that amount to oath-taking?”
On his part, Olu-Ojo denied the report, saying: “There was nothing secret. It was an open meeting. It was not oath-taking because, in the course of activities, there was no Bible, Quran, iron, blood or any other object to swear with.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Fayose had reacted to the recent crisis the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had been facing.
The PDP chieftain in a series of tweets on Thursday, June 18, described the crisis as a show of God's anger against the party for its role in a number of issues including promoting election rigging and plunging the country into debt.
The former governor while noting that APC's crisis would be made worse, added the party looked the other way while Nigerians are being killed in their thousands.
He said God would never be happy with a political party that its government did nothing to stop the bloodshed of people and the destruction of sources of livelihood.