The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Akinloye Ayegbusi, has accused the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Kayode Fayemi, of heating up the polity and causing an atmosphere of confusion ahead of the July 14 elections.
The candidate said the two parties had engaged each other in a “war of attrition raising false accusations and counter accusations rather than telling the electorates what they have in stock for them”.
Mr Ayegbusi’s comments came against a recent allegation by the Fayemi Campaign Organisation, that Mr Fayose was conniving with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in a plot to rig the election,
Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the PDP and Mr Fayemi are the leading candidates in the coming election and their campaigns have left tension across the state.
But Mr Ayegbusi cautioned the APC and the PDP to stop dragging the INEC into their “messy war,” and face their campaign based on issues.
He made the call as he moved his campaign across the state from ward to ward in Ekiti East local government on Wednesday.
He said that he threw his hat into the political ring to help to ”liberate the people from poverty and untold hardship occasioned by the misrule of the APC and the PDP administrations”.
The SDP candidate appealed to the traditional rulers of the area to support the SDP for the much desired dividend of democracy to reach the community.
He also charged the people to think of their future and cast their votes for the SDP which had the orientation to cater for their future.
At Omuo, a crowd welcomed Mr Ayegbusi to the town, after which the candidate moved to the palace to paid homage to the Olomuo, Noah Omonigbehin.
“That the people of Ekiti East local government trooped out in large number to welcome us today, is a testimony to the fact that people are ready to liberate themselves from the bad governance foisted on them,” Mr Ayegbusi said.