29th September, 2020
Gov. Akeredolu’s comment on Mimiko: PDP crying more than the bereaved.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sunk into indignity, following its latest sulking over the statement made by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, on his personal relationship with Former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
The PDP has shown once again, how petty-minded it can be with its latest unguarded statement on the comment made by Governor Akeredolu in response to a question on his “personal relationship” with Former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, his supposed friend that has turned political enemy.
Let it be stated clearly that Governor Akeredolu’s statement that former Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the former Chief Judge of the State, Olasehinde Kumuyi are his enemies for life because of their betrayal, is his personal views, which he his entitled to. So, to describe such as “political terrorism”, is not only irresponsible, but immature and irrational.
For the PDP, it is a crime to see a man bares his mind without any fear and lies. Such rare quality of decency, integrity and outspokenness by Governor Akeredolu is very alien to the PDP.
To set the record straight, the PDP by that statement, has betrayed the view and position of one of its leaders and former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who once described Mimiko as a treacherous politicians, after he dumped the PDP for his former party, the Labour Party.
Ekweremadu made this statement, when he was a Deputy President of the Senate of this country. He spoke at the Akure Airport, en route Ado-Ekiti for the PDP rally in the build up to the 2018 Ekiti State Governorship election.
According to the PDP leader, only a deceitful and selfish politician behaves like Mimiko.
We therefore view the PDP statement as crying more than the bereaved. It is another sign of weakness on the part of a party that’s struggling with total rejection from the people.
Governor Akeredolu’s truthfulness and courage to speak out no matter whose ox is gored, is an attribute that continues to endear him to the people and this should never be sacriced on the slab of bitter politics. Such attribute is alien to the PDP as a party that is built on lies and deceit.
While we will no longer dignify the PDP with comments on this kind of unreasonable tantrums, we urge them to tell the people of Ondo State what they have to offer and desist from this trick of seeking undue popularity through petty engagement.
The latest statement by the PDP National Campaign Council has shown that the party has reduced itself to shadow chasing, regarding campaign for the October 10 Governorship Election.
The Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation warns the PDP that the people of Ondo State cannot be deceived into returning to slavery.
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Spokesperson, Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization.