The campaign organization of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo
Olusola has condemned the wanton destruction of its campaign
billboards by thugs supervised by the All Progressives Congress (APC)
governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, saying; “Only politicians
with electoral failure staring them in the face will go about
destroying posters and billboards as if that will translate into
The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), in a statement issued
on Monday said billboards and posters in Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government,
Ikole Ekiti, Ikere Ekiti – Ado Ekiti road and other towns were
destroyed today, adding that, “destroying billboards won’t save the
APC from defeat.”
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.
“The thugs that openly wielded guns, matchets and other dangerous
weapons, were directed and controlled by Fayemi himself to destroy our
billboards as they move from one town to the other.
“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
“Ekiti people can still recollect how Fayemi’s thugs waged war against
Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele between 2013 and 2014, which led to several
attacks on Bamidele and his supporters and the murder of Foluso
Ogundare in Emure Ekiti on November 3, 2013.
“With what was witnessed today, it should be clear to Ekiti people and
the entire world that Fayemi is back with his army of destroyers and
“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