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Ekiti ‘rigging’ tape: My story, by Fayose
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has owned up to being among those in the leaked audio recording purportedly planning to rig the governorship election in the state that brought him to power.
The controversial audio which surfaced online about a week ago has been trailed with a lot of controversies.
Fresh reports on Sahara Reporters indicates that Fayose has finally confessed to being a part of the secret meeting where politicians led by former minister of state for defense, Musiliu Obanikoro met with army officers led by a Brigadier General to plot how to rig the governorship election in the state.
Fayose however noted that the facts in the recording were twisted by the propaganda machinery of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reflect contrary insinuations from what actually transpired at that meeting.
The alleged plot was to rig the elections in favour of Fayose, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
While speaking at an event in Ekiti, Fayose made reference to the leaked tape, saying he was the one chastising the army general for compromising.
He said: “If you listen at the tape, whatever they sent round about military rigging in Ekiti, listen to that program, you will see that I was the one accusing the army of compromise. Listen, take time to listen.
“But they will come back with propaganda and saying it all as if the whole world of propaganda belongs to them.”
This is in contrast to his earlier stance that the tape was manufactured with the aid of a voice software. When the tape first surfaced he had said he never held any meeting with anyone to rig the June 21, 2014 election, adding that his voice and those of others could have been falsified using technology like Natural Voices.
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