In the run-up to the 2022 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, election posters of one of the leading contenders for the post of chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bisi Kolavole, were destroyed in Ikere Ekiti.
Earlier, it was reported that the former governor, Ayo Fayose, had endorsed Otunba Bisi Kolawole, the incumbent Chairman of PDP in the state as his preferred candidate for the 2022 governorship election.
Kolawole, from Efon Alaaye in the Ekiti Central Senatorial District, was a former House of Assembly member from 2007 to 2011 and Commissioner for Environment under the administration of Fayose between 2015 and 2018.
It was reported that campaign posters of incumbent Chairman of PDP flooded strategic locations in Ikere-Ekiti and other towns in Ekiti on Tuesday last week.
The posters with the logo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) carried a bold inscription, “THE BRIDGE, Bisi Kolawole for Governor”.
They were pasted in conspicuous places in Ado-Ekiti metropolis, including Ajilosun, Basiri, Ijigbo, Ilawe Road, Okeyinmi; and other towns, including Ikere Ekiti, Efon-Alaaye and swing vote communities across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.
The posters attracted attention, with people clustering around to discuss politics.
But in the early hours of Tuesday, the campaign posters were allegedly destroyed in Ikere Ekiti by some suspected to be political thugs.
The posters were defaced, but usually in an unknown or unscientific manner.
Kolawole who hails from Efon Alaaye but his wife is from Eselemo compound in Ikere Ekiti.
Ikere town, where two PDP governorship aspirants; Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka and Mr Tosin Ajibare hailed from.
Globalgistng reported that Kolawole is currently on tour of the 16 local government councils in Ekiti state to sensitise party loyalists for the pending party primaries slated next year.
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