The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for campaigning in public schools.
The party made its stands known in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by the state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Taiwo Olatunbosun.
The party said: “Visiting public schools during school hours to disrupt academic exercise is desperation taken too far, condemnable and reckless politicking that has no merit in modern democratic governance.
“It is regrettable that the PDP and its candidate have resorted into taking their campaign to public secondary schools across the state, thereby disrupting academic activities in the schools.
“This singular move has confirmed our initial cries that Gov. Ayo Fayose, his deputy, who is also the candidate of the party, Prof. Olusola Eleka, and PDP were involved in the registration of underage children across the state during the continuous voters registration exercise by INEC.
“It is very unfortunate that the students who are supposed to be seriously engaged in preparations for either NECO or promotion examinations are now the targets of being conscripted into electoral illegality.”
Olatubosun said the move, which he described as “ambush tactics” to seek support of students and teachers after failing to pay their salaries for eight months, would fail.