Sunday, August 23, 2020

Ondo 2020: I'm Disappointed In Kekemeke Says Ibulesoro Regent, Over Threat Video

 Open letter to D.I Kekemeke by Kabiyesi the Regent of Ibulesoro, Regent Moyinoluwa Olubunmi Falowo:

Dear Hon. Barr. D.I Kekemeke.

We have not had any personal interaction and you do not know me. However, I know you and will introduce myself. 

In 2011, as an SS3 student of Federal Government Girls College Akure, I participated in the 5th edition of the Hon. D.I kekemeke Essay Competition for Secondary Schools in Ondo State. It centred on nation building. It was your project sir. 

At the end of the contest, I came third. Ope Feyisayo Emmanuel who represented Stella Marris College Okitipupa came second. One other boy came first. You personally presented us with generous prices and I felt so elated. 

To you, it may have been an annual philanthropic project, but it was worth more than that for a young girl who just had her first shot at writing on a national issue. I saw you as role model and was star struck.

Since that day, I have admired you because of that single contribution to my life, winning a prize in your competition. Inspite of being third position, I have always added that achievement to my CV. I was that proud.

I was appalled and disappointed when I saw the trending video where you boasted about your machinery of violence and intimidation on the forthcoming Gubernatorial Elections. I saw the video multiple times in disbelief that it couldn't have been you sir.

Even though I have no personal relationship with you, the young secondary school girl inside of me felt hurt and betrayed by a leader she admired. I was scared when you called yourself a Militant.

I'm unsure if I can reference proudly my secondary school essay achievement any longer. 

Kindly apologise to the people of Ondo State. To you, it may have been political, but to us, it was a threat to our collective peace as a people. Kindly also commit to a violence free process. If not because of today, do it because of tomorrow. 

Attached to this post is a publication on the award presentation ceremony that took place in 2012.

Thank you for your time.

Moyinoluwa Olubunmi Falowo

From Ibule-Soro, Ondo State.

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