The campaign organization of Ekiti State deputy governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola, has condemned the destruction of its campaign billboards by thugs whom they say were supervised by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement released on Monday by the Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka, it is revealed that billboards and posters in Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government, Ikole Ekiti, Ikere Ekiti-Ado Ekiti road and other towns were destroyed.
The statement read:
“Today, Ekiti State witnessed a return of crude and animalistic display of political intolerance as thugs on the campaign train of the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi went about destroying campaign billboards and posters of the PDP.
“It should be noted that there had been no political violence in Ekiti State until Fayemi declared his ambition to run for the governorship. Even his party members have not been spared in his usual display political thuggery. The whole world saw what happened at the APC primary election.
“However, we wish to state that destroying campaign billboards and posters will not stop Fayemi and his APC from suffering worse electoral defeat than they suffered in 2014.
“Ekiti people are resolute and on July 14, they will speak with one voice against Fayemi and his agents of political and economic tyranny that plunged the state into debt and put jobs of thousands of government workers, especially teachers on the line.
“Like the locusts were shown the way out of Ekiti in 2014, they will be dislodged finally on July 14 no matter the level at which they display violence.”