From Adewumi Ademiju Ado Ekiti
The campaign organization of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola- Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organization (KOCO), has described statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC), complaining about the Deputy Governor’s visit to public schools in the State as function of “Acquired Political Laziness and Electoral Failure Syndrome,” saying; “It is strange and funny that the APC will complain about visit to public schools by a sitting deputy governor, who is in charge of education in Ekiti State.”
KOCO, which reacted through its 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 that less 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.”