2024: Ondo PDP Blasts APC Guber Aspirants, Tackles Govt over insensitivity to Peoples Plights
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state has described all aspirants that have indicated their willingness to contest 2024 governorship election under the All Progressives Congress as pretenders.
The PDP accused the aspirants of expecting some godfathers to endorse them or ride on the back of a non-existent power of incumbency to square up with the party.
According to a statement issued by the party’s, Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, picking up the pieces will be a tall order at the end of these hostilities occasioned by Akeredolu’s absence.
The statement added, “As at the last count, a number of aspirants have indicated their willingness to contest the 2024 gubernatorial election on the platform of APC.
“No doubt, majority of them are pretenders or expecting some godfathers to endorse them or ride on the back of a non-existent power of incumbency to square up with the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“But at the end of these hostilities occasioned by Akeredolu’s absence, picking up the pieces will be a tall order.
“The same people who were abandoned in the course of the supremacy battle will have the last say. And this period, wasted in needless show of force and cluelessness will count against the APC government”
The party also urged the state government to address the economic hardship occasioned by removal of fuel subsidy by emulating states who have taken proactive measures.
“Some state governments have taken proactive measures to alleviate the suffering of their citizens.
“Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State, did not only declare free education for primary and secondary schools, he reduced school fees in government owned University by 50%.
“What has been the response from the Ondo State government to the harsh economic realities in the state?
“Will the internal battles fought within the government suffice as excuse for this lack lustre performance?
” Will it be the excuse for insensitivity of the government to suffering of the people ?
“More than ever before, parents most of whom have abandoned their cars due to high cost of fuel are yearning for the return of free school shuttle buses.
“Students trek long distances to and from school because, they cannot afford taxi fares.
” The tears in the eyes of both parents and students flow everyday accusingly at a regime that is totally lacking in human face.
“For 2024, what will count is the APC score card. There is a limit to which a people can be taken for a ride. In the words of Bob Marley, the legendary Jamaican musician ” you can fool some people some times, but you cannot fool all the people all the times”.
“2024 will not be business as usual. It is a battle for the emancipation of the people from make belief prosperity”, the statement stated.