By Akanimo Sampson
The PDP National Campaign Council on Ondo Governorship Election says Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s resort to insults and vituperation against Governor Nyesom Wike for exposing APC’ plans to rig the October 10 elections shows that he (Akeredolu) has become deflated and come to his wits end.
According to a statement by Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on behalf of the PDP: “If anything, Governor Akeredolu’s recourse to personal attack against Governor Wike over revelations that the APC is piling pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to rig the Ondo election for him (Akeredolu) further shows that the governor has hit a dead end and is now seeking for who to blame for his rejection by the people ahead of the poll.”
The party said Governor Akeredolu should know that the facts of his rejection by the Ondo people as well as his party’s desperation to get institutions of government to rig election for him are public knowledge, and as such, his vituperations against well-meaning Nigerians like Governor Wike cannot help him.
The PDP alleged that Governor Akeredolu cannot face the people because he knows that he had failed them.
“He is distraught because the Ondo people have abandoned his campaign; he knows that the hired campaigners brought in from Kogi and Ekiti states to grace his rallies have no electoral value in Ondo state and cannot save him from the wrath of the people come October 10, 2020.
“This is why the APC and Governor Akeredolu have become hysterical after their plot for institutional rigging was exposed.
“The expectation of Nigerians is for Governor Akeredolu and the APC to hide their faces in shame instead of this lame attempt to divert attention from their ugly enterprise.
“Of course, Governor Akeredolu had not denied the public declaration by his self-confessed thug, Isaac Kekemeke, that the embattled governor was behind the attacks on PDP campaign, in addition to allusions to federal might ahead of the election,” the party added
The PDP advised Governor Akeredolu to therefore leave Governor Wike alone and address the queries of Ondo people, who the party claimed had taken him to task over the corruption, incompetence, executive highhandedness, insensitivity to the plight of citizens and frittering of state resources by cronies, that have characterized his administration.
“Moreover, the APC has no body but itself to blame for being stuck with a candidate that has been rejected by the people due to poor performance.
“If the APC had any iota of regard for the Ondo people, it ought to have listened to their cries against Governor Akeredolu during the nomination process,” the PDP further stated.