Former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the governor of Ekiti and APC presidential aspirant, Kayode Fayemi, of asking him to commit electoral fraud as the then sitting chairman of the party.
Mr Oshiomhole was speaking on an interview programme on Channels Television’s ‘Political Paradigm’, recounting his days and exit from the office as national chairman.
Mr Oshiomhole who said he was very proud of his accomplishments in office, boasted that he left with his honour when he was asked to resign his position as national chairman of the APC.
“I said it in one of the meetings I had with governor Kayode Fayemi who told me bluntly to my face, “chairman, what we are saying is, you can go and conduct an election to fulfil all righteousness, but when we say this is the person that should emerge, just make sure he is the person that emerges’.
“And I told governor Fayemi that, ‘that would be your own portion, not me’. I cannot be used as an instrument of fraud, to invite people to buy forms when I have already decided, regardless of how people will vote, this is the man that will prevail.
“You want to use me for such a purpose, I said no, I said at worst, if you find the number to get rid of me, I will rather leave the job with my honour than sacrifice my honour to keep the job,” Mr Oshiomhole said.
The former governor of Edo State also narrated how President Muhammadu Buhari was always full of praise even in public, and how that landed him in trouble.