- PDP has again hit at Governor Akeredolu ahead of the Ondo governorship election
- The election will be held in the state on Saturday, October 10
- The party told Akeredolu the dropping Awolowo's name would not stop his defeat
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has incurred the wrath of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his comments on the late sage and premier of the defunct western region of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo.
This Day reports that the party's national campaign council for the Ondo state governorship election berated Governor Akeredolu for his attempt to compare himself to Awolowo, describing it as sacrilegious and extremely disrespectful.
Legit.ng gathered that the PDP maintained that Akeredolu would never be remembered like Awolowo, but would be remembered after his defeat at the poll next Saturday, October 10, “as that self-serving governor who failed and betrayed his people when they needed him the most.”
The party's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said in a statement that:
“Akeredolu’s pathetic attempt to use the name of Awolowo to beguile the Ondo people is indeed the highest desecration of the name and memory of the late patriot, who represents light, progressivism, development, welfarism, unity and social uprightness, which are manifestly lacking in Akeredolu’s brand of politics.
“Of course, Akeredolu is at best the opposite of Awolowo. Awolowo built schools, Akeredolu ran them down; Awolowo granted free education, Akeredolu increased school fees by more than 100%.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state expressed the confidence that the APC would win the Ondo governorship election.
It was reported that Fayemi explained that the APC in Ondo state is not facing any challenge like what played out during the Edo governorship election.
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