Ekiti2018: Gunmen attack Opeyemi Bamidele at Fayemi’s rally


Reports from Ekiti state indicate that former governorship aspirant Opeyemi Bamidele was shot at the commencement of the Kayode Fayemi’s campaign rally on Friday, Naija247news understand.

APC chairman in the state, Mr Jide Awe, has confirmed the incident.

He, however, noted that the victim have been rushed to the hospital.

A resident said a gunman raised his weapon, aimed at Mr Fayemi, and pulled the trigger, but missed him during a party parley with the APC candidate.

Some others said it was the police who were shooting in the air, while the former governor was being received by party men at the APC secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

Opeyemi Bamidele, former chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, during a fight with Fayemi in 2015 disclosed how he helped the APC Ekiti State governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi to realise his governorship ambition in 2011.

“I Michael Opeyemi Bamidele to the glory of God most humbly, can lay claim to the fact that I practically dragged him out of the PDP and took him to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to recommend him because there was a strong geo- political sentiment in Ekiti that the next governor of Ekiti should come from Ekiti North Senatorial District”.

“ Fayemi with due respect joined the party in 2006, six years after I had served as a national director of publicity of the party.

“I practically dragged him down, because, the three of them who were our friends but, were coming home as members of the civil society, were coming into the Villa, during the PDP reign.

Opeyemi is presently working for the Fayemi campaign, according to reports from Ekiti.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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