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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 yesterday.
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.
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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 four
years, 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
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