- The APC in Ondo has berated the PDP over reports that about 10,000 of its members recently defected to the opposition
- In a statement published by it spokesman in the state, Alex Kalejaye, the APC described the PDP's reports as cheap propaganda
- The ruling party also promised residents in the state of the government's willingness and ability to implement all proposed projects
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo on Wednesday, December 26, refuted reports allegedly made by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that it welcomed not less than 10,000 of its members in the Okitipupa local government area of the state.
The ruling party said that the PDP's claims further proves it be bent on peddling rumours, fake news and distorting facts in what it described as cheap propaganda, The Nation reports.
Alex Kalejaye, the party’s state spokesman, stated: “The APC in Ondo State wishes to place on records that a fraction of those who followed Chief Olusola Oke to the party early this year actually returned to where they always belong. They were less than 50 in number.
“The ruling party deeply appreciates the courage and will of the bulk of the group for believing in the APC, and resisting the indescribable efforts aimed at inducing them financially.
“What happened in Okitipupa was a political jamboree by the Ondo State PDP, designed to justify the huge financial investment of its national leaders, who stormed Akure, the Ondo State capital last Thursday, and led by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
“It was therefore necessary for the State chapter to rent some idle youths that have no electoral values to present a seemingly huge crowd for further patronage."
Kalejaye, in the statement, maintained that the APC in the state was not worried about the activities of the PDP, claiming that opposition's antics will expire in February, 2019.
He said: “We remain committed to our determination to deliver the State for our party during the general elections.
"The party will continue to work for the good people of Ondo State and and showcase what we have been able to do, even at the national level, rather than orchestrated propaganda.
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“This government has no place for deception and empty promises that will not improve the living conditions and welfare of the people."
APC spokesman in the state affirmed that the Akeredolu-led administration would complete all proposed projects and will continue to pay workers’ salaries.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the APC had suffered a great loss in Ondo state as no fewer than 5,000 of their members defected to the PDP in Akure south local government area of Ondo state.
According to a leader of the defectors, Olusola Nenuwa, the ruling party had failed the people of the country.
Legit.ng gathered that he argued that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had ruined the country’s economy in the last three and a half years, increasing the rate of unemployment and hunger.
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