Akure - The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has said the post primary crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is an indication that the party is naïve when it comes to the business of politics and governance.
The party said events that unfolded after the APC’s governorship election are obvious manifestation of a party in disarray and one which is doomed to fail in the November 26 governorship poll in the state.
In a statement issued in Akure, by the publicity secretary of the party, Hon. Banji Okunomo, the unilateral exercise of power by the national chairman of the APC, who turned down the majority view of the National Working Committee (NWC) which supported the cancellation of the primaries, further spelt doom for the already sinking party.
According to him, “It is on record, without exaggeration, that aside some of the aspirants who have since vowed to jet out of the APC so as to contest on different other platforms, the PDP has since been receiving a large number of decampees from the APC who also vowed not to be part of the dirty occurrences in the APC.
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“Many of the defectors have said that rather than overlook what they described as the unacceptable and figure head candidate of the APC, they would choose to go for the PDP candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) whose credibility, integrity and acceptability have drawn supporters across major political parties.
“Against the backdrop of the avalanche of crises which the APC has been battling with, could it still be said to be true that any sane and reasonable person would lobby to join such a party like the APC which has already been tattered and shattered?
“The statement credited to the Publicity Secretary of the APC captured: ‘Mimiko lobbying to join APC’ is one of the most unreasonable and irresponsible thoughts from the impaired portion of the cerebrum of the APC publicist.
“Else, how would such a lie be conjured or concocted against the good name of Governor Mimiko who has toiled much and laboured to project a credible candidate in the coming gubernatorial election.
“It will amount to moving from light to darkness for any politician to join the APC at this period of its destruction in Ondo State.”
Okunomo added that the news about Governor Mimiko seeking some soft landing in the APC is absolutely untrue and the good people of Ondo State should hereby be informed that it is one of those market square conjectures of idle politicians.
He, however urged the party supporters and the entire people of the state to continue to keep faith in Mr. Eyitayo Jegede who remains the one and only authentic governorship candidate of the PDP the state.
- News 24