PDP advises Akeredolu to stop blackmailing INEC, security agencies

By Valentine Amanze

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer in the forthcoming governorship election to embrace issue-based campaign if he deserved another tenure in office.

It also appealed to the governor to stop preasurising and blackmailing the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) and security agencies to rig the October 10, 2020 election for him.

The PDP National Campaign for Ondo Governorship Election made the appeal in a statement by Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee, Kola Ologbondiyan.

It advised Akeredolu to accept the reality of his self-inflicted woes of non-performance or withdraw from the race if he could not stand the shame of facing the Ondo electorate with his empty
scorecard.

The PDP group stated: “Our campaign has been made aware of how the APC and agents of the jittery
Governor Akeredolu are putting pressure on INEC and security hierarchy
having discovered that they cannot win any election without recourse to
institutional rigging and violence.”

The PDP alleged that the governor has failed the Ondo people and that was why he was running from pillar to post searching for who to help him rig the election.

“Governor Akeredolu cannot point to any landmark development project his self-serving government has provided for the people of Ondo State in his almost four years as governor.

“He has failed in all the promises he made to the people of Ondo State; instituted a highly corrupt, incompetent, insensitive and unreliable
system that has destroyed the legacies bequeathed by past leaders and left the people poor, despondent and in dire need of a new and purposeful leadership; which they have now found in Eyitayo Jegede,” it stated.

Besides, it was opmistic that its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, would defeat the governor even in his Owo Local Government Area.

The PDP National Campaign Council therefore cautioned INEC and security
agencies not to allow the APC, which it said was not ready for election in Ondo, to rubbish the credibility it had achieved in the September 19 Edo governorship election.

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