The Director-General of the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Council, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele yesterday urged the public to discountenance the rumour making the rounds that he had died in the London hospital where he had been receiving medicare for the past six weeks.
Bamidele said the rumour was targeted at botching the ecstasy of victory recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Saturday’s election, Dr Kayode Fayemi and turned Ekiti into a battleground.
The former federal parliamentarian called the attention of the public to the already mounting tension in the state, being a fallout of the election that went against the PDP government and urged the evil doers to refrain from peddling information that could increase the state’s temperature more than what the people could contain.
Bamidele on June 1, 2018 sustained gunshot wounds caused by mishandling of firearm by a policeman during a rally organised for Dr. Fayemi.
A statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday by his media aide, Ahmed Salami, branded the rumour as the evil intention of the wicked, saying he was not only hale and hearty but had substantially recuperated due to intensive medical treatments he had received buoyed by fervent prayers of Ekiti citizens.
The Fayemi’s campaign boss said the death rumour became worrisome owing to his concerns about the already mounting tension in the state, which he believed such misinformation could aggravate.
Bamidele said he was not really taken aback by this information taking cognizance of the lugubrious pictures of his health status some mischievous individuals had painted, which was far from the truth before leaving the shores of the country to London.
“I spoke as a DG of the victorious campaign outfit for over 10 minutes in an audio clip I sent during the mega rally attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Com Adams Oshiomhole, governors and other party leaders in Ado Ekiti.
“I believe these evidence sufficed to convince anybody that I am still alive. Could it mean that these mischief makers thought such audio address was fabricated?
“I expect every Ekiti man to pray for my survival rather than wishing me dead. In what way would they profit from my demise? Were they doing it for politics or to amass public sympathy?”, he queried.