The Campaign Organization of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Hon. Bisi Kolawole, has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to start using the achievements of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s government to campaign.
The Bisi Kolawole Campaign Organization (BKCO) said insecurity, workers sack, infrastructural decay, among others are Fayemi’s achievements that will make Ekiti people use their votes to send APC out of power on June 18, 2022.
The APC candidate, Biodun Oyebanji had boasted that Fayemi’s achievements will be used to win the governorship election.
However, BKCO Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said in a release on Sunday that “Fayemi’s achievements Oyebanji can build on are banditry that has turned most Ekiti roads to nightmares, kidnappings, workers sack, bad roads (Akure to Ekiti, no road) and blanket looting of public funds.
“In Ekiti, under Fayemi and his APC government, even primary school teachers are not being spared by bandits, with teachers in the State having to contribute N500 each to pay ransom demanded by kidnappers of one of their colleagues recently.
“Just yesterday, a former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Edu Mayokun was kidnapped along Ikere – Igbara Odo road. Last week, more than 10 people were kidnapped at Ikole area of the State alone.
“In Ekiti under Fayemi and his APC, kidnappers have gone to the ridiculous level of collecting food items, cigarettes, alcohol drinks, etc as ransom.
“In December 2019, when Ekiti people were preparing for Christmas and New Year celebrations, over 1,000 workers of the State University were sacked and up till now, the court judgment directing their reinstatement is yet to be obeyed.
“Even when they said they were employing workers, it turned out to be scam as over 100 Ekiti indigenes, whose names had been released as those who were successful among the applicants in the November 2020, Teaching Service Commission recruitment exercise did not get employment letters up till today, after they were made to pay a sum of N5,000 each for induction, handbook and others.
“Other achievements that the APC and its candidate will campaign with are the killing of innocent students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) by trigger happy security aides of Fayemi’s wife, killings by political thugs, especially during the EndSars protest and the last year’s House of Assembly by-election in Ekiti East Local Government.
“In September 2019, three students of Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), were brutally murdered by security aides of Fayemi’s wife.
“It is alarming that candidate of the APC in the June 18 governorship election, Biodun Oyebanji is joyfully saying that he will continue with this legacy of killings, sacking of workers, kidnappings and infrastructural decay and we await what they will tell Ekiti people when they mount campaign podium.”