The campaign group of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, John Kayode Fayemi (JKF) Campaign Organisation, has slammed the Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for allegedly using a company linked to her to carry out a “voodoo opinion poll”.
The result of the NOI Poll revealed that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayo Fayose, is leading in Ekiti in the race for the governorship election which holds on 21 June, making the governor’s organisation question the authenticity of the poll.
According to the group, the result of the poll was doctored and released in Abuja, cleverly positioning Fayose as the preferred candidate of Ekiti people in the forthcoming election.
“The result of the voodoo exercise does not reflect and cannot be reflective of the realities of an administration that has delivered on its promises through good and impactful governance during its first term in office,” a statement signed by Dimeji Daniels, spokesperson for the campaign organisation, said.
“We hereby urge Ekiti people to be vigilant. We wish to state categorically that NOI Polls is nothing but an acronym for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls, the real owner of the company who is Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy.
“Our people would recall that the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the national level has indeed challenged Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to publicly deny her ownership of the company.
“Expectedly, she has kept mum on the matter. We again reiterate that challenge. NOI Polls is nothing but a front organization organizing voodoo polls to achieve pre-determined ends for the PDP,” the statement further said.
The group said Nigerians could now see the failure of the pollsters since they also assist President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration with polls and give the impression of success of his administration.
“Nigerians can now understand why we are in this present mess as this same company organises monthly polls for the Presidency under the close supervision of its owner, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
“Ekiti people are hereby enjoined to be ready to defend their votes. The purported poll is nothing but an exercise in gimmickry orchestrated to prepare the ground for a pre-determined elections result already being calculated to give false victory to Ayo Fayose at the polls,” the group said.