By Fidelis Soriwei, Femi Makinde, Eniola Akinkuotu, Kamarudeen Ogundele and Leke Baiyewu
Koli and Fayose
Captain Sagir Koli of the 32nd Artillery Brigade in Ekiti State, who released an audio recording which purportedly has the voice of the then Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Ayo Fayose, in the June 21 governorship election and others meeting on how to allegedly rig the election, on Saturday, insisted the clip was authentic.
In an interview by Sahara TV which was monitored by this medium, Koli narrated how soldiers were allegedly deployed in Ekiti to manipulate the poll in favour of the ruling party.
The recording purportedly captured Fayose; Brig.-Gen. Aliyu Momoh, who was in charge of the election; Osun PDP governorship candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore; Minister for Police Affairs, Jelili Adesinyan; and former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, in a meeting where they allegedly gave directives to the military to favour the PDP.
He stated that none of Fayose, Obanikoro and other Peoples Democratic Party leaders could deny being at the meeting.
Fayose, Obanikoro and Omisore however, denied both the meeting and the voices in the audio clip.