By: Ade Adeleke
The All Progressives Congress, APC, Ondo state chapter has declared that the unprecedented performance of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is making his opponents in the forthcoming governorship election to be jittery ahead of October 10 poll day.
In a Press Statement signed by its spokesman, Alex Kalejaye, Ondo APC said parties like PDP and the ZLP betrayed their intimidation and fears through orchestrated veil of deception, outright lies and unprovoked attacks on members of the ruling APC at the slightest opportunity.
Kalejaye said, “the intimidating credentials paraded by the Ondo State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is the core reason opposition parties are afraid he can’t be defeated in the gubernatorial election.
“The parties betray their intimidation and fears through orchestrated veil of deception, outright lies and unprovoked attacks on members of the ruling party at the slightest opportunity.
“The toga of performance and integrity on the APC flag bearer cause constant fears, and thus result in cheap blackmail, spurious allegations and needless verbal attacks, all on the account of intimidation.
“The parties, particularly the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), are worried that it is impossible to confuse the people on the performance of the APC candidate, because the facts are glaring.
“The major roads rehabilitated, or initiated are sources of delight to the people who view Akeredolu as a leader that is passionate about the development of the land, and the wellbeing of the people.
“The parties are equally helpless about the genuine efforts to create employment for the youths through building of infrastructures, industries and agriculture. These have kept many engaged and productive.
“The candidate of the APC presided over the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) without blemish, but garnered more respect and accolades for being a prudent and productive president of the revered association.”
Kalejaye said, “A unique character of Akeredolu, which is in the public domain, is that he doesn’t have regards for deception; the thriving business of the PDP and ZLP. Either by training or personal conviction, he says exactly what he would do, and has promised more development efforts if re-elected.
“This has deflated the only campaign argument of the desperate power-seekers that, “Governors performance drops when given second term.”
“The party appeals to the electorate to see Akeredolu as a man of dependable character, who has acquired further experience to pursue, and ensure speedy implementation of more enduring development projects in his second term,” the Ondo APC Publicity Secretary.