The All Progressives Congress, APC, Ondo State, has lambasted the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the State, over its recent utterrances about Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s state of health.
The party in a statement signed by its Director of Media & Publicity, Steve Otaloro, expressed disappointment and utter dismay at SDP’s recent actions.
It noted that the party, which has been nothing but a one-man opposition party, has suddenly woke up from its slumber to become the chief rumor monger in the State by writing press releases criticizing the Governor’s state of health in a pretentious manner, as if it cares about him.
“We find it extremely hypocritical that the Social Democratic Party, which has been silent on issues affecting their party in the state, suddenly found its voice to suggest an impending storm in the state to buttress the figment of their imagination as unnecessary.
“This kind of pretentious act is nothing but a cheap attempt to score political points at the expense of the well-being of the healing Governor and the people of Ondo State.
“We wish to assure the people of Ondo State that there is no cause for alarm. Governor Akeredolu, although the governor is indisposed, his illness has not out of commission him. As mortals, everyone can be sick. He still delegates duties to his Deputy Governor and gives directives to other cabinet members.”
The party however urged all well-meaning citizens of the state to ignore the baseless and unfounded claims of the oppositions and continue to support the Governor in his efforts to move the state forward.
“We also call on the SDP-man to desist from engaging in cheap political gimmicks and focus on constructive engagements that will benefit the people of Ondo State. We must all work together to build a better, stronger, and more prosperous Ondo State.
“We want to admonish the other opposition parties to show genuine concern at this time and know that as humans, anyone can be sick. It is unnecessary to hit up the polity with baseless allegations.
“We thank the people of Ondo State for their prayers for Governor Akeredolu as he recuperates. We assure them that he will continue to serve them as governor.”