#Ondo2020: PDP tells Akeredolu to stop ‘blackmailing’ INEC

#Ondo2020: PDP tells Akeredolu to stop ‘blackmailing’ INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign for Ondo State governorship election has cautioned the state governor and candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu, to engage in the issue-based campaign and stop blackmailing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to rig the October 10, 2020 election.

The PDP advised Governor Akeredolu to accept the reality of his self-inflicted woes of non-performance or withdraw from the race if he cannot stand the shame of facing the Ondo electorates with his empty scorecard for which a crushing defeat awaits him at the poll.

The PDP, in a statement by its spokesman and Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee, Kola Ologbondiyan, explained that the party has been made aware of how the APC and agents of jittery Governor Akeredolu are putting pressure on INEC and security hierarchy having discovered that they cannot win any election.

“This pathetic and criminal adventure by the sinking APC further confirms that their campaign had since collapsed and can no longer command any genuine followership that would translate into votes at the poll.

“It is clear, and manifestly so, that Governor Akeredolu and his self-serving government have abysmally failed the people of Ondo state and that is why he is now running from pillar to post seeking for how institutions of government can be manipulated to favour him in 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,” it said.

The party further pointed out that it is clear to Governor Akeredolu that “our candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, will defeat him fair and square even in his Owo Local Government and that is why Aketi has become distraught ahead of the election.”

The PDP called on Akeredolu and his party, the APC to come to terms with the fact that electoral manipulations and violence will not help them as the people have since withdrawn from them and are only waiting for election day to replace him with their new choice leader, Jegede, on the platform of the PDP.

“Our candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN is already in league with the people across the length and breadth of Ondo state in their collective quest to liberate themselves from the stranglehold of the self-serving Akeredolu administration,” the party said.

The PDP, has, however, cautioned INEC and security agencies not to allow the APC, which is not ready for election in Ondo, to rubbish the credibility it had achieved in the September 19 Edo governorship election.

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