By Jubril Bada
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has alleged plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to instigate crisis in Akure, the State capital on Monday.
The essence of the arrangement, it was further gathered, is to create a semblance of political instability in the peaceful state, in addition to portraying the ruling party in bad light, ahead of governorship election, coming up next year.
The State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Alex Kalejaye disclosed this in a statement.
“It has come to our knowledge that some PDP chieftains, who have started making huge contributions, in collaboration with some players within our fold, have finalised plans to destabilise the Sunshine State,” the party alleged.
The chapter explained that Ondo State has thus far been peaceful, organized, and enjoyed enviable political stability, and industrial harmony.
It is unbelievable that the main opposition party, PDP, that is engulfed by leadership turbulent in Abuja, will prefer to go into unholy alliance with some elements in APC to foment crisis in Ondo State.
Disturbed by the information, the State chapter, in an emergency meeting on Sunday, condemned in strong terms such thoughts and plans to instigate political upheaval and create disaffection among the people.
Ondo APC argued that the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has been discharging his official duties and responsibilities without any hitch, irrespective of his location.
The party also expressed appreciation for the understanding and prayers of the good people of the State for the admirable governor.
“We are very optimistic that our Governor; your performing Governor, will be in our midst in a matter of days,” the party assured.
It is imperative to state that any political gathering or activity at this time could easily be hijacked beyond the control and capacity of the organizers.
We therefore call on security agencies to be vigilant and ensure that every gathering is well guided, and closely monitored for compliance.
The party is confident that the APC-led government in Ondo State will continue to invest in projects that have direct bearings on the welfare of the public. We will also not relax our commitment to the State workforce.
Meanwhile, the PDP in a swift reaction by its State Director, Media and Publicity, Mr Leye Igbabo said contrary to the allegation by APC that the PDP is planning to instigate crisis in the state, said the party’s youths are coming out on a peaceful protest to ask for the whereabouts of the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.