Campaign Organisation of Kolapo Olusola, the PDP candidate for the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for insinuating Ekiti has lost its values. The body was reacting to Buhari’s call on the South West caucus of the APC to carry out every legitimate step to win back Ekiti.
“I know Ekiti fairly well and Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity,” the President said on Wednesday. “All of these values seem to have been lost and we must restore these values and return Ekiti to its pride of place in the comity of states.
“As we approach the 2019 elections, the return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important as the election of July 14 is going to be a key pointer to subsequent elections.” But the campaign organisation described Buhari’s statement as “wishful thinking.”
“Ekiti people will never allow their State to be added to the comity of States already infected with the plague of mis-governance by the President and his party,” it said. “President Muhammadu Buhari should perish the thought of his anointed candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, wining the July 14 election and face the reality of his failed Presidency with a view to making amends before he is sent back to Daura next year.”
The campaign’s Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka, also said, “Even in Isan Ekiti, Fayemi’s hometown, nothing has happened to the Clay Kaolin that is there in large quantity despite that their son is in charge of solid minerals.”
“Funny that the President said Ekiti must return to the fold of progressive states. Is he talking about the same so-called progressives States that are sacking workers in their thousands? Or the APC States where herdsmen are killing people in gruesome manner on daily basis is what he wants Ekiti State to join?
“Truly, Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity. They will never subject themselves to the whim and caprices of a President who looked the other way when thousands of people were being killed by herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Plateau and other states.”