The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has claimed that Governor Ayodele Fayose was behind the media attacks on Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
The party claimed that Fayose championed the attack and then blamed them on the APC, to set Nigerians, particularly the Christian community of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, against the party and its leaders.
Recall that the party had a few days ago distanced itself from the media reports castigating Adeboye for praising Fayose during the visit by the man of God to the state.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti had in a statement on Monday by its spokesperson, Jackson Adebayo, described the denial as “an afterthought.”
But the state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday noted that the online insults on the respected cleric were orchestrated “by a criminal gang working for Fayose to always set communities against communities, individuals against individuals, and individuals against institutions.”
The statement alleged that Fayose’s media aides, led by Lere Olayinka had issued two damaging press releases against Adeboye but ascribed them to the APC in a “criminal conspiracy to paint the party in bad light to incur the wrath of Redeemed Church members and general public.”
He said, “We want to make it plain with all sense of responsibility that APC is not the author of the two press statements as we have utmost respect for men of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye in particular.
“The two press statements bear the footprint of Fayose in his characteristic manner to push fictitious and damaging press releases in the media against individuals and institutions and ascribe them to his opponents to incur public opprobrium.
“Nigerians should remember that this same Fayose criminally printed posters in Chief Afe Babalola’s name in 2005 purporting that the innocent elder statesman wanted to contest election against him, hence the incessant criticisms of his government by the innocent Senior Advocate of Nigeria.”