Ondo PDP raises alarm over alleged attacks on council executives
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has raised alarm over alleged plans by members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to attack the elected executives of the 18 councils in the state.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Akure yesterday by the PDP Director of Publicity, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, who said the purported attacks would begin next week. Fadaka stressed that it was “all in a bid to create an emergency situation which will necessitate the dissolution of the elected administrations at that level of government. Our intelligence reports indicate that it is being coordinated at the top echelon of the APC”.
They insist that the chairmen and councillors were duly elected in the April 2016 polls, and must complete their tenure constitutionally. The party chieftain accused the new governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of feigning ignorance of the development, which he said would plunge the state into serious crisis.
Fadaka noted that Akeredolu is unprepared for governance, accusing him and his Deputy, Agboola Ajay of disappointing the aspirations and trust, which the people repose on them.
But the State Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, APC, Adesanya Abayomi, dispelled the allegations and mentioned that the “PDP is a bad loser and was bent on pulling down Akeredolu with destructive criticism.”