The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the upcoming Ondo election, Eyitayo Jegede, has advised Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to start getting ready to the leave the Government House.
Jegede made this known in a statement issued by Head, Media Research of his Campaign Organisation, Mr. Samuel Fasua on Wednesday. The politician also slammed the APC governorship candidate for saying that his party will rule the state forever, noting that the rotational governorship gimmick will not stop the governor’s imminent defeat.
He also berated the governor for saying that it was not the turn of the Central Senatorial District to produce a governor, saying the district should wait for the next 12 years.
Jegede described the statement credited to the governor as arrogant and oppressive, adding that Akeredolu’s utterances were least expected of a governor.
“Wonders, they say, shall never end. What on earth would move a governor to be playing god and talking down on the people, that a particular political party will rule them forever?
“It’s altogether amusing that the governor has turned himself to ‘a prophet of everlasting rule’, for a party that has left the people of the state impoverished, and allowed social infrastructure to decay in the last three and half years.
“That statement was not only arrogant and oppressive, it also presented a supposed leader talking down on the people, out of desperation to stave off a looming electoral defeat.”
Jegede noted that while he had been highlighting his programmes of action as campaign issues, the reverse was the case for the APC flagbearer.
“While Jegede has been seeking the votes of the people, telling them the programmes he intends to carry out in four years, our friend at the other party has been going around with rotational governorship, as his sole campaign issue.
“As they say, the hood does not necessarily make the monk. That a particular governorship candidate comes from a particular part of the state does not translate to competence, especially given the onerous task of proper management of the human and material resources of our dear state.
“The people can no longer be fooled with irrelevant tales, in the face of mass poverty and apparent display of opulence by some pseudo-aristocrats, who are currently presiding over the fiefdom that Ondo State has been reduced to.
“That ugly scenario, among others, is exactly what our people seek to erase, come October 10, this year,”