…As Ekiti State Governor Denies Own Voice
CONFLICTING responses are trailing the audio clip released by online publication, Sahara Reporters as Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose’s response to the audio recording contradicts that of former ambassador to Ghana, Senator Musiliu obanikoro.
Hours after Obanikoro released a press statement, saying he did not talk about rigging the June 21, 2014 election in the purported audio, the Ekiti State governor on his own has completely deny ever holding the meeting.
Instead, Fayose accused the All Progressive Congress –APC, of masterminding the audio, which he said was doctored.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, on Friday, Fayose said that the APC would have used the audio clip as evidence at the tribunal if it were genuine.
“Nigerians should be reminded of how the APC 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 as evidence at the tribunal because their plans to do what is know as Morphing and Syncing was exposed,’’ Fayose said.
Meanwhile, in his response earlier on Friday, Obanikoro did not deny his presence or voice from the recording, but instead accused the online publication of blackmail.
Obanikoro also accused Sahara Reporters of blackmail, saying that the online media decided to publish the purported recording after he refused to bribe the publisher of the publication.