The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate
for the July 14 and incumbent deputy governor of Ekiti State,
Prof. Kolapo Olusola has berated President Muhammadu
Buhari for stating that the state will return to the fold of the
All Progressives Congress, APC.
Olusola, who insisted that the state has rejected Buhari’s
brand, challenged the President to cite one evidence of his
government’s patronage to the state.
In a statement issued on his behalf by spokesperson for his
campaign organisation, Lere Olayinka, Olusola dismissed
Buhari’s claim was as a “wishful thinking”.
The PDP’s governorship candidate stated that it was
inconceivable for the state to return to the era of stagnation
and bitterness as it was during the former administration.
Kolapo said it was appalling that a President, who should be
apologizing to Ekiti people and the entire Nigerians for
plunging the country into economic and security crises, was
the one talking about returning Ekiti into the fold of
The statement reads, “Even in Isan Ekiti, Fayemi’s
hometown, nothing has happened to the Clay Kaolin that is
there in large quantity despite that their son is in charge of
“Funny that the President said Ekiti must return to the fold of
progressive states. Is he talking about the same so-called
progressives states that are sacking workers in their
thousands? Or the APC States where herdsmen are killing
people in gruesome manner on daily basis is that what he
wants Ekiti State to join?
“Truly, Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness,
candour and integrity. They will never subject themselves to
the whim and caprices of a President who looked the other
way when thousands of people were being killed by
herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Plateau and other states.
“Having returned to the number one position in education,
Ekiti will never go back to that era that it was in 34th
position. Teachers will never use their votes to return the
state to that perilous time when their jobs were constantly
threatened with Competency Tests and principals demoted
and sent to classrooms as mere classroom teachers.
“Local Government workers in Ekiti State will not allow a
return of Fayemi’s ‘Boko Haram’ that made their lives
impossible for over three years.”