By Jubril Bada
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has decried the allegations of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has relocated the affairs of the state to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The ruling party described the PDP as pathological liar for saying the state suffered a multilateral setback since the governor left for medical vacation.
In a statement made available to The Hope, the APC State Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Steve Otaloro said the lies by the PDP in a released statement came to the ruling party as a shock.
The party reacted that the governor has not done that, stating that “He only left Germany for Nigeria after his medical treatment in the country, where would he has gone if not his house” ?
Otaloro who berated the PDP for indulging in lies, said the governor duly and constitutionally transferred power to his deputy as the Acting Governor as well taking medical leave through a letter submitted to the State House of Assembly before embarking on medical vacation to Germany.
The statement added that the acting governor who took over the governance of the state made a commendable progress.
“Even though the party and the people of the state missed his absence, there has not been vacuum in government and no inner fighting within the cabinet members as claimed by the PDP since he left.
“We refuted the lies by the PDP, the cabinet is intact there is nothing to suggest an infighting within the rank of the cabinet of Akeredolu-led government.
“The governor has just returned to the country and he can afford to live anywhere as much as he’s still recuperating.
“Now that he has returned to the country, are they (PDP) wary that he’s s back as governor of the state?
“He is not just the governor of the APC, he is the governor of the state, so we expect the PDP to collaborate and show some empathy towards him instead of crucifying him, ” the statement said.
The APC, therefore, implored the PDP to desist from lying, saying that it cannot gain anything from its concocted lies.