The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 14 election in Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has picked ailing Opeyemi Bamidele as the Director General of his campaign council.
Fayemi, described the event leading to the shooting of Bamidele two weeks ago during a stampede at the APC secretariat in Ado Ekiti as very unfortunate.
He says there is need to retain the party chieftain, having consented to serve in that capacity before the horrible twist at the rally.
Bamidele and five others were shot by a policeman who mishandled his rifle during a mob action in the midst of the crowd.
Fayemi made the announcement after inaugurating his Ekiti State campaign council that will work with that of the national, led by Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu that had earlier been inaugurated by the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, for the success of the party in the poll.
Speaking after inaugurating the council in Ado Ekiti, Fayemi refuted the allegation that Bamidele had been flown to London for medicare, describing the media report as false and unfounded.
“Hon Bamidele has not been flown abroad, he is still in Lagos. I was with him till 1am today (Sunday). He is recuperating here in Nigeria and if there is need to take him abroad, we will tell the public.