.Says APC lacks respect for Obas
The campaign organization of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola, has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for shunning the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe on Wednesday, saying “It is obvious that APC as a party does not have respect for the traditional institution.”
The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO) said in a statement issued by its Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka that it was the height of disrespect for the traditional institution for Fayemi to have told the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo that it was not necessary for him and other APC governors that came for his campaign to visit and pay homage to the traditional ruler of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
The PDP campaign organization said “It is however not a surprise that Fayemi made his guests, especially the Vice President to shun the palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, because he cannot point to any major landmark achievement of his four years reign as governor. For fourvyears, Fayemi promised to complete the amphitheatre in the palace of Ewi, he never did.
“The hall where Fayemi and his guests would have been received and the amphitheatre where his supporters would have seated were built by the PDP government of Governor Ayodele Fayose.
“Therefore, there is no how he would have been comfortable in the palace of Kabiyesi, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti if he had visited with those who came to campaign for him.”
While reiterating the commitment of Governor Ayodele Fayose and the PDP governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola to the promotion of the traditional institution in the State, the campaign organization described as unacceptable; the disrespect of Oba Adejugbe by Fayemi and his APC leaders, saying it was an affront on all the Obas in the State.
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