Ahmed Salami, Special Assistant on Media to All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Opeyemi Bamidele, has disclosed that his principal has been moved to Lagos for further treatment.
The former House of Representatives member underwent surgery Friday night.
Bamidele was one of the six persons hit by bullets when a mobile policeman opened fire during the APC rally for its governorship candidate in Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the party’s secretariat.
Bamidele, who was hit in the stomach and legs, was immediately taken to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
He is now in Lagos after being airlifted aboard an Air ambulance chopper with registration number 5N-BSW.
In a statement issued yesterday, Salami said: “We want to assure our teeming supporters to discountenance the misinformation by rumour peddlers that his health had relapsed.”
“He was in a stable condition and people were already having unfettered access to him at EKSUTH before he left for Lagos.
“Dr. Fayemi and his wife Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Aare Afe Babalola, Engr. Segun Oni, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Dr. Wole Oluleye, Barrister Victor Kolade and several other bigwigs in APC circle including ordinary members of his party were allowed access to him on the sick bed confirming the appreciable level of his stability before being allowed to be taken out of the state.
“Let me put on records that his being taken to Lagos was caused by gross dearth of equipment and personnel at EKSUTH.
“As much as we salute the proficiency and commitments of the Doctors in the hospital, let me also add that many of the consultants and equipment used in performing the surgery were hired from other hospitals.
“To forestall a situation whereby we have to rely on bringing equipment that were readily available in other hospitals down to Ekiti to treat him, we decided to shift him to such hospital to fasttrack his recuperation.”