Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose narrowly escaped death on Tuesday night along Ado Ekiti – Afao road when his car was shot at by unknown gunmen.
Fayose is one of the leading Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, aspirants warming up for next year’s governorship election in the state.
This was contained in a statement by Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation, AFCO, and signed by the
Campaign Director General, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi.
According to the statement, the former governor was trailed by the suspected assassins at about 9 p.m. in a white Hilux van with green number plate at a point close to Fayose Housing Estate.
Fayose’s driver, according to the statement, noticed that a vehicle was trailing them and immediately alerted his boss who was the only one with him in the car.
The statement reads in part: “The driver immediately increased the car’s speed and when the driver of the Hilux vehicle saw that they could not catch up with Fayose’s car, they were said to have released four shots towards the ex-governor’s vehicle.
“Seeing that Fayose had arrived Afao, his home-town, the Hilux van turned back.
“Earlier that day, Fayose received a call from somebody who called himself ‘Solar’ telling him that he (Solar) was a life waster and that Fayose should expect a tough time ahead of 2014 election, but the former governor took the message for granted.”
The AFCO DG, therefore, called on the police to take appropriate action before the state is turned into a theatre of war.