The Campaign Organization of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Hon. Bisi Kolawole, has said that
the State will be made secured for its residents while the welfare of the
people and infrastructural development will be prioritized when the party
returns to power in October this year.
BKCO, while noting that the governorship election campaign will be
issue-based reminded the All Progressives Congress (APC) that records of
its mis-governance in the State by its “absentee governor” will form part
of those issues on which the campaign will be based.
The Campaign Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement in Ado Ekiti
on Tuesday, while the PDP will be reminding Ekiti people of the number
of workers employed during its governments, it will be expected that the
APC will be honest enough to also tell the people how many workers its
The statement read; “As we move into the campaign for the governorship
election, our party and its candidate will no doubt be reminding Ekiti
people how safe the State was four years ago.
“We will be juxtaposing how secured Ekiti was during the immediate past PDP
government, such that the State was adjudged the safest in the Southwest
with the Ekiti of today, in which bandits now operate freely on almost all
the roads, kidnapping people at will and collecting food items, cigarettes,
alcoholic drinks and even sachet water as ransom.
“We will also be telling Ekiti people how workers employed during the PDP
governments were wickedly sacked on Christmas Eve by the APC government and
assuring those sacked of better treatment.
“While we in the PDP will be reminding Ekiti people of the construction of
the old and new Governor’s Office, High Court Complex, House of Assembly
Complex, State Secretariat, Adunni Olayinka Women Development Centre, Oba
Adejugbe General Hospital, Oja Oba Market and Fayose Market all in Ado
Ekiti, among others, APC will sure be talking about the Oja Oba Market that
its government constructed on billboards despite taking a N2.7 billion loan
for its construction and the Civic Centre, it built for 10 years.
“Also, the PDP in Ekiti State will be gladly and confidently reeling out
records of roads constructed and rehabilitated during its governments, with
assurance that its government will not abandon our roads to become
nightmares for travellers and an embarrassment to the people as they are
now, such that Governor Kayode Fayemi could not provide a single
explanation when he was told by his fellow governor that from ‘Akure to
Ekiti, no road.’
“Most importantly and funny enough, the APC will have to even convince the
people of Ikogosi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government why they should
trust their own son, who could not help restore power supply to the town
despite being Secretary to the State Government for over three years.
“Finally, as we go into the issue-based campaign, it is expected that the
APC candidate will be bold enough to tell Ekiti people that he will
continue with Fayemi’s legacies of banditry, kidnappings, sack of workers,
killings by government-sponsored thugs, absentee governorship,
infrastructural decay, among others, while PDP candidate will also tell the
people how he will return Ekiti to a State where the government is responsive,
responsible, felt and seen by the common men.”