Ekiti State governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has urged the police to unravel the masterminds behind the assassination of one of his staunch supporters, Omolafe Aderiye.
Fayose, who visited the widow of the ex-Chairman of the Natonal Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state, Mrs. Funmilayo Aderiye, to commiserate with the family in company with the deputy governor-elect, Dr Olusola Eleka, stated that Aderiye’s death was politically-motivated.
He also expressed concern over alleged plans by Governor Kayode Fayemi to create tension and unrest for the incoming administration, adding that the inability of the present government to get judgment to prevent him from being sworn-in led to the attacks on his supporters.
He described the slain Aderiye as his close and dependable confidant and associate, adding, “This is politically barbaric. In fact, it could simply be best described as too sad and barbaric. But I want to point out that the APC government must be bold enough to visit the family of the deceased, if truly they knew nothing about the death.
“He was one of my strong supporters who was with me till late on Thursday. But as a leader in this state, I am not going to make any inflammatory comment until the police conclude their investigations on the matter.
“But all this was a pointer to the fact that the outgoing government is poised to create problems before it goes. But this will not be in the interest of anyone.
“If not for the fact that we have been trying to calm frayed nerves since yesterday when Aderiye was murdered, Ekiti would have been on fire now. This is the duty we owe Ekiti as leaders.
“Fayemi is a defeated person and I don’t expect him to say anything different. But it is very reckless for anybody to link me with the crisis in Ekiti.
“I will not join issues with him because of the respect I have for that office and in order not to increase the already mounted tension”.