Ekiti Poll: PDP Condemns Fayemi For Destroying Campaign Billboards, Posters

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

primary election.


“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

display violence.”