A thug on Wednesday attacked a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, at the mega rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo
The incident occured as he was making his way to the podium.
The thug suddenly attacked and removed his cap and fled.
His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, blamed the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and a former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, for masterminding the attack.
He vowed that the matter would not be swept under the carpet.
Fayose has been at loggerheads with both party leaders for done weeks over the running of the platform in the South-West.
In the statement, he said: “The masterminds had it all planned and they followed it up by celebrating what they saw as the success of their plot. They even capped it up by circulating the video.
“So it was not an accident, it was planned. But those who planned it only succeeded in advertising their political myopism because popularity of the brand Ayo Fayose, Osokomole cannot be rubbished by such childish act. That they must have seen in the reaction of the
people at the rally and I am sure they know that they can’t get such loud ovation even if they spend all the money in this world.
“As for me, I am unperturbed and I must say it clearly that those new comers to the PDP and their old allies, who won’t mind soiling the image of the party to achieve their aims will not be allowed to succeed.”