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Fayose Dismisses Audio Recording On Ekiti Polls As Fake, Lambasts APC

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APC-FayoseThe Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described as manipulative, the ‘fake’ audio clip released by SaharaReporters purportedly exposing how the plan to rig the June 21 governorship election in the state was hatched.

Gov. Fayose, who won the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in all the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State, said he never held any meeting with anyone to rig the election, suggesting that his voice and those of others could have been faked using technology.

New York-based SaharaReporters had on Thursday published a report, in which it claimed to be in possession of damning audio evidence, purportedly recorded by Sagir Koli, a Captain in the Nigerian Army, but who is now on the run, detailing how the then PDP guber candidates in Ekiti and Osun States, Mr. Fayose and Senator Iyiola Omisore respectively, Brig.-General Aliyu Momoh, Musiliu Obanikoro (ex-Minister of state for Defence), one Honourable AbdulKareem (member of the National Assembly) and retired Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (ex-Minister of Police Affairs) were strategizing on how to intimidate voters and perform electoral fraud using security agencies.

The audio of the purported conversation, which has since gone viral, has been condemned by a cross-section of Nigerians, who have called for the arrests and prosecution of all the actors involved in the plot.

But Gov. Fayose, while dismissing the audio clip, said it was the All Progressives Congress, APC’s new calculated attempt to discredit the election results, having failed woefully both at the poll and the election petitions tribunal.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said in a statement issued on Friday that the APC would have tendered the audio clip as evidence at the tribunal had it been it was genuine.

He said; “Nigerians should be reminded of how the APC people lied in 2007 that they recorded how the governorship election was rigged even in the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, but the party could not produce a single photo evidence at the tribunal because their plans to do what is known as Morphing and Syncing was exposed.

“Nigerians should also be reminded of the existence of a technology called speech software, which is good at reproducing the sounds, inflections and intonations of a human voice.

“There are softwares that can re-create voices and even bring the voices of long-dead notable persons back to life. There are softwares that can turn printed text into synthesized speech, making it possible for anyone to use recordings of a person’s voice to utter new things that the person never said. One of such softwares is called ‘Natural Voices’.

“The APC that we all know is a party of crooks, who are capable of doing anything, no matter how criminal to achieve their aim.

“They tried all tricks to manipulate the election and failed. Even after winning the election, they tried to prevent Fayose from assuming office but failed.

“Now it is a fake audio clip, which is obviously targeted at the next week presidential election.

“Another question that should be asked by discerning minds is; if indeed such a meeting took place, could any of those purported to be present at the meeting have recorded the conversation and leaked it to the APC? Or was the supposed secret meeting held in the public such that it was possible for the conversations to be recorded?

“This fake audio manipulated with the use of Nigerians, especially the people of Ekiti who overwhelmingly voted Fayose as their governor should therefore ignore this new fabricated lie coming from the APC”.

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  1. ade

    February 6, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    what else do you expect Fayose to say, he is a glorified thug who is used to fraudulent practices. Here is a man who declared that he cannot be governor and someone else campaign for the same seat he is occupying. He is an expert in fraud and double speak. Behold Ekiti State people have entered one chance bus only God will deliver them.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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