Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), the campaign team of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola has described the statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC), criticizing Olusola’s visit to public schools in the State as function of “Acquired Political Laziness and Electoral Failure Syndrome”.
It described APC’s condemnation as strange and funny, pointing out that the deputy governor was in charge of education in Ekiti State.
KOCO Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said; “If the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi is not being pursued around by his old shadow of wickedness to Ekiti workers, especially teachers, why is he not also visiting the schools? Or is anyone preventing him?
“What they are obviously afraid of is Prof Kolapo Olusola’s very strong affinity with teachers and pupils in Ekiti State. His father is a retired teacher, his mother retired as a headmistress, his wife is a teacher, and he is a trained teacher himself.
“Whereas, their own candidate is a holder of PhD in war and we wonder why he was not able to assist the federal government to solve the problems of herdsmen killings across the country.”
Olayinka said; “When we read that puerile press statement from the APC, we couldn’t but laughed because we only saw a party struggling to take the minds of the people away from the fact thatless than 40 days to the election, it has not campaigned here in Ekiti.
“If not, why should visit to public schools by the Deputy Governor, who is also supervising the ministry of education and has achieved tremendous results be the headache of the APC?”
While challenging Fayemi to also visit schools in the State, Olayinka said; “Instead of holing himself up in Abuja and Akure, Ondo State, why can’t Dr. Fayemi come to Ekiti and visit teachers in their schools, local government workers in their various council secretariats and the civil servants at the State secretariat.
“The last we have about the APC candidate was his apology to Ekiti people and promise that he has changed for the better.
“We thought that by now, Fayemi would have visited the families of all those that were killed during his four years reign of blood in Ekiti, especially those teachers who died as a result of their demotion.
“For instance, we thought that if Fayemi is indeed sorry, he should have visited the family of Foluso Ogundare, a former member of the defunct Bibire Coalition, a former political group of Hon Opeyemi Bamidele that was killed by Fayemi’s thug in Emure Ekiti on November 3, 2013 while holding a political meeting in the town.”