PDP, APC bicker over Akeredolu’s olive branch | Dailytrust

PDP, APC bicker over Akeredolu’s olive branch

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has charged Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to stop grandstanding over his Supreme Court victory.

The party’s publicity secretary in the state, Kennedy Peretei, in a statement issued in Akure, the state capital, noted that the governor should instead work toward the welfare of the people.

The party also condemned an invitation by Akeredolu to its candidate at the governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), to join him to move Ondo State forward, saying it is laughable.

Akeredolu extended the olive branch to Jegede in his reaction to the Supreme Court judgement.

The PDP, in its statement, noted that its candidate would not be part of Akeredolu’s government, mwhich had thrown many students of tertiary institutions out of school because parents could not pay astronomical fees.

“Our party and its candidate cannot be part of a government that has crippled the health care system in the state. We cannot be part of a government that has withdrawn free shuttle buses meant for school children,” Peretei stated.

Responding to PDP’s charges, the chairman of the APC in the state, Mr Ade Adetimehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the opposition party’s standpoints were mere media hype.

Adetimehin said the PDP should release statistics of Akeredolu’s government in comparison to what previously obtained in the state.

“When the PDP was in government in Ondo State, what did it achieve?’’ he queried. (NAN)

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