APC, PDP disagree over Akeredolu’s performance 100 days after
Two weeks after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State celebrated his 100 days in office, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused his administration of poor performance.
The member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mike Omogbehin specifically accused the governor of poor performance and encouraging malpractices at the state primary elections.
But a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Orimisan Adelokiki, issued a seven-day ultimatum to Omogbehin to retract what he described as inflammatory and denigrating remarks on the APC and the governor.
Meanwhile, Omogbehin had in a recent interview made derogatory remarks on Akeredolu, saying that he (Akeredolu) was not prepared for governance. His words: “I want our people to pardon Akeredolu because he never knew he was going to win election in the first instance. Some forces came together to steal, first the APC primary election.
“They stole it, there are evidences to show that ghosts voted in the primary election. He didn’t know he was going to win. So, he has no clear-cut agenda. “And that is why four month after, he has no commissioners. He is not stable and we cannot say today, just like we had in the early days of President Muhammadu Buhari, that we have an executive arm of government in Ondo State.
However, Adelokiki faulted Omogbehin’s diatribe, saying he lacked the knowledge and experience of what governance entails. Adelokiki, who hails from the same council with Omogbehin, noted that the lawmaker only depict his hatred and non-charitable attitude for the people of Ondo South Senatorial District, particularly Okitipupa, where he represents.
“Every lover of good governance and lovers of the people, especially from Okitipupa should applaud what Governor Akeredolu has done within one hundred days in office,” he said.
He alleged that the PDP, which Omogbehin belonged, destroyed the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) the only higher institution in the district as former Governor Olusegun Mimiko abandoned it completely.
“But within 100 days, Akeredolu resuscitated the institution and it is now the cynosure of all eyes. It is even more worrisome that Omogbehin refused to speak out when OSUSTECH, one of the legacies of the late Olusegun Agagu was left in shambles by the PDP administration.
“It has clearly shown that Omogbehin doesn’t have the interest of our people at heart. He is ready to play politics with the lives and development of the people of Irele and Okitipupa,” Adelokiki said.