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Ondo: PDP faults LP over political rallies

…asks govt to face governance

By Dayo Johnson

AKURE—THE opposition Party in Ondo State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend, took on the  Labour Party, LP, led  government over the series of rallies organised to receive some members of the party that decamped to the ruling party in the state.

A statement by the party in Akure described those that had decamped as political liabilities.

Its Publicity Secretary, Chief Adeyemi Adedipe challenged the state government to “face the task of governance rather than using the tax payers’ money to organise rallies.”

The opposition party was pissed off over the decampment of thousands of its members that had decamped to the ruling party in the last few months.

The decampees amongst whom were former commissioners, chairmen of boards and parastaltals had lauded the enviable achievement recorded by Governor Olusegun Mimiko in the last one year as their reason for joining the ruling party.

However, some members of the ruling party are equally decamping to the PDP alleging “unequal opportunities and lopsidedness in the appointment by the government as an excuse.

However, Chief Adedipe in his statement said “the PDP is not disturbed in any way with the news of phony declaration of so-called members of the PDP to LP.”

“The decampees are of no electoral value whatsoever as they are known political harlots. Instead of organising rallies the government and the LP should face the arduous task of governance.

“The days of propaganda should be over now and the people are yearning for dividends of democracy.”

Elegbeleye declares intention

Meanwhile, speaking at the formal declaration of his intention as House of Assembly aspirant for Akoko North East State constituency, Rasheed Elegbeleye asked the State government to tackle the bad road network in the local government so as to enhance economic development of the people.

Elegbeleye lamented that the present government has not deemed it fit to tar a kilometre of road in the entire local government despite the amount of fund received from the federation account.


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