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Ondo APC, Jegede trade words over PDP’s economic blueprint

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has faulted the economic blueprint of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standardbearer in the November 26 governorship election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede.

The party described the proposal as a political deceit.

This was stated in a statement made available to journalists yesterday in Akure by the APC Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Steve Otaloro.

Jegede had unveiled his economic policies, which according to him, will make Ondo State less dependent on federal allocation and utilise the potentials in the southern district of the state.

But Otaloro said: “This is nothing but an attempt to hoodwink the people of Ondo State who are groaning due to maladministration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko for almost eight years and are eager to see the end of the administration.

“If Mimiko with all his experience in government and local politics could not do anything for the people of Ilaje in eight years, how would Jegede, with little or no knowledge of the people and politics?”

In his response, Jegede, who dispelled all the allegations against his economic policies, said everyone in the state can see the laudable achievements of the PDP in health, education, urban renewal programmes, among others.

He urged the opposition party in the state to desist from calumny and politics of bitterness, saying: “The APC should come up with their own ideas; they should stop criticising destructively. What do they have to offer? That is our position.

“What I want to do is to tackle the economic front and ensure that we have resources that will create wealth and prosperity for our people; and we have clear ideas about what we want to do.”

Meanwhile, as the APC prepares for the September 3, 2016 primary election, the league of local council chairmen and the embattled chairman of the party in Ondo, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke, have resolved to settle their differences.

This decision was taken at a meeting in Akure yesterday where they resolved to co-operate with the party’s national leadership to conduct a free and fair primary election.


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