By Rotimi Ojomoyela
APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has suspended all campaign activities for one week in honour of one of the party’s governorship aspirants, Mr. Kole Ajayi, who died last Friday.
Ajayi, a former National President of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) Alumni Association, died on his way to Lagos for a function of the Union.
The remains of the lawyer-turned-politician who died at the age of 51 will be buried on May 31 in Ado-Ekiti.
Fayemi in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, directed that all activities by his campaign be put on hold this week. These include all planned electioneering visits to some communities and the planned reception in honour of Fayemi with new dates for rescheduled activities to be announced later.
The statement said that Fayemi who is outside the country on official assignment has since got in touch with the family of the deceased.
Fayemi, who described Ajayi’s death as “saddening and devastating,” said the late politician deserved every honour the campaign organization, and indeed all his supporters could accord him in view of his demonstrated commitment of the candidate at the just concluded primary.
The APC flagbearer said the late Ajayi brought colour and panache to the Kayode Fayemi governorship campaign within the short period he worked with the team and exhibited so much commitment to the advancement of the campaign. “Kole Ajayi was a thoroughbred professional, highly resourceful politician and advocate of good governance. He was a man you can trust to discharge an assignment effectively once he is convinced it would lead to the general good.