The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation has berated the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, for shunning the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti , Oba Rufus Adejugbe , during the mega rally held on Tuesday .
The campaign organisation of the Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate , Prof Kolapo Olusola , said it was obvious that the APC did not have respect for the traditional institution .
“It is obvious that APC as a party does not have respect for the traditional institution . ”
KOCO in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka , said 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 to pay homage to the traditional ruler of Ado Ekiti , the state capital .
“ 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 . ”
But responding, the Director of Media and Publicity, Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation , Mr . Wole Olujobi , said the PDP had run out of ideas by delving into an issue that did not add value to its campaign.
“ Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation is focusing on issues of development and good life for Ekiti people among who are the obas .
“ It is on record that Dr . Kayode Fayemi, few days ago, set up a high – power delegation to visit the obas in their palaces and the delegation has almost completed its assignment . The plan is that by the time the delegation completes the first round of visits , Fayemi will take the last lap of visits before the election .
“ This is Fayemi that bought brand new cars for all the obas , rehabilitated their palaces , increased their allowances , instituted a free health service called “Ilera Laafin” for all the obas and never allowed the obas to stay in the sun for late hours waiting to receive him . ”
“The Ewi of Ado -Ekiti, who Fayose and his anointed son are defending today , suffered the humiliation of threat of dethronement . Oba Adejugbe Aladesanmi became the victim of ceaseless media attacks with Fayose setting various traps for the monarch to dethrone him.”