APC’s audio clips on Ekiti election is fake – Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the audio clip
released by the All Progressives Congress (APC), through its media organ,
SaharaReporters as fake, saying; he never held any meeting with anyone to
rig the June 21, 2014 election, suggesting that his voice and those of
others could have been faked using technology like Natural Voices.
He said the audio clip was APC’s new calculated attempt to discredit the
election results, having failed woefully both at the poll and the
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi said in a
statement issued on Friday that the APC would have used the audio clip as
evidence at the tribunal if it was genuine.
He said; “Nigerians should be reminded of how the APC people lied in 2007
that they recorded how the governorship election was rigged even in the
palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, but the party could
not produce a single photo evidence at the tribunal because their plans to
do what is known as Morphing and Syncing was exposed.
“Nigerians should also be reminded of the existence of a technology called
speech software, which is good at reproducing the sounds, inflections and
intonations of a human voice.
“There are softwares that can re-create voices and even bring the voices of
long-dead notable persons back to life. There are softwares that can turn
printed text into synthesized speech, making it possible for anyone to use
recordings of a person’s voice to utter new things that the person never
said. One of such softwares is called ‘Natural Voices.’
“The APC that we all know is a party of crooks, who are capable of doing
anything, no matter how criminal to achieve their aim.
“They tried all tricks to manipulate the election and failed. Even after
wining the election, they tried to prevent Fayose from assuming office but
“Now it is a fake audio clip, which is obviously targeted at the next week
“Another question that should be asked by discerning minds is; if indeed
such a meeting took place, could any of those purported to be present at
the meeting have recorded the conversation and leaked it to the APC? Or
was the supposed secret meeting held in the public such that it was
possible for the conversations to be recorded?
“This fake audio was obviously manipulated with the use of technology and
it is known to discerning minds that motion pictures can even be
manipulated using what is called Morphing and Syncing.
Nigerians, especially the people of Ekiti who overwhelmingly voted Fayose
as their governor should therefore ignore this new fabricated lie coming
from the APC.”