- Governor Fayose called for three days of fasting and prayer for the APC former governorship aspirant Opeyemi Bamidele and others that were shot by unknown gunmen
- Bamidele, who was hit in the stomach and legs was immediately taken to the Ekiti state University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti for prompt emergency medicare
- Bamidele's media aide, Ahmed Salami, however, said the victim had later been flown to Lagos
Governor, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has called for three days of fasting and prayer for the All Progressives Congress (APC) former governorship aspirant, Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (MOB) and others that were shot by unknown gunmen at the APC secretariat on Friday, June 1.
Fayose, who also directed the suspension of all open campaign activities of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for three days, demanded that those found culpable in the invasion of the State with illegal policemen that were involved in the shootings must be brought to book.
In a statement issued on Sunday, June 3, and signed by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, governor Fayose said even though he was glad that Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele was responding to treatment, it was necessary that Ekiti people should support him and others with prayers.
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Bamidele, who was hit in the stomach and legs was immediately taken to the Ekiti state University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti for prompt emergency medicare.
According to him, “At this point, it is immaterial the political party that he belongs to, what is important is the life of an Ekiti son and I pray that God will touch Opeyemi Bamidele with His healing hands.
“Most importantly, Opeyemi Bamidele is a man that I have great respect for and since he has now been airlifted out of Ekiti for further treatment elsewhere, all we can do is to pray for him.”
Also a statement by his media aide, Ahmed Salami on Sunday, June 3, noted that Bamidele was flown to Lagos by a chopper with registration number 5N-BSW belonging to Flying Doctors Nigeria , which landed at about 3.05pm at Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti metropolis.
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Salami disclosed that Bamidele’s health has stabilized appreciably , but there was need for him to go for post surgery treatments to ensure quick convalescence for him to be able to join Fayemi’s campaign train, of which he has been playing a pivotal role.
“We want to assure our teeming supporters to discountenance the misinformation by rumour peddlers that his health had relapsed, saying he was in a stable condition and people were already having unfettered access to him at EKSUTH before he left for Lagos.
“Our doctors can only try; it is only God that heals. Therefore, it is important at this point for all of us in Ekiti to go to God in prayers so that He can heal our brother and friend, Opeyemi Bamidele and others who sustained injuries on Friday, June 1.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reportedly indicated that governorship aspirant in Ekiti and a member of the seventh House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele and one other person were shot.
The APC said the Ekiti state governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, narrowly escaped being killed by an unknown gunman as he was being received by party men at the APC secretariat.
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