– Says PDP Lacks Transparency, Accountability To Govern State
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has mocked the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as a major opposition party in Nigeria without any significant presence in Ondo State.
The APC, in a statement signed by its State Director, Media & Publicity, STEVE OTALORO, said it is imperative for a party aspiring to lead and govern to demonstrate transparency, accountability, and responsibility.
The governing party noted that the failure of the PDP to pay its staff has not only created financial hardship for these individuals, but continues to damage the party’s fragile reputation and credibility in the state.
“This lack of financial stability raises questions about the party’s ability to manage public funds if allowed to govern the state.
“It is disheartening to learn that the PDP has failed to pay its staff for the period spanning 22 months, along with claims of mismanagement, which have raised serious concerns among the public.
“This failure to meet their financial obligations not only reflects poorly on the PDP but on the party’s ability to effectively manage its affairs and fulfill its responsibilities towards its members.
“Furthermore, the accusations against the PDP Chairman, Hon. Fatai Adams, and his Executive Committee are grave. The alleged diversion of funds intended for staff salaries, along with claims of maltreatment and mismanagement, raises serious concerns about the party’s ability to manage its affairs in Ondo State.
“Before seeking the trust and support of the Ondo State electorate, the PDP must demonstrate its commitment to transparency, accountability, and the welfare of its employees. The party must take immediate steps to address this serious issue of misappropriation against its leadership.”
The APC, however, called a thorough investigation into the allegation of mismanagement and take appropriate action to restore confidence among the general public.
“The party needs to uphold the highest standards of integrity and financial accountability. Only by doing so can the PDP rebuild trust and credibility among the electorate, our party, and the general public as a credible opposition party in the state.
“The upcoming local government and governorship elections in Ondo State are crucial in determining the future of the people of the state. The party needs to regain the trust and confidence of the electorate by rectifying the situation and demonstrating a commitment to good leadership.
“This lack of financial stability and corruption allegations raise questions about the party’s ability to manage public funds if allowed to govern the state. The people of Ondo State deserve a party and people that can effectively manage its affairs and work towards the development and progress of the state.
“The daunting allegations of mismanagement within the party have further eroded its confidence among the general public. They must take immediate steps to address these allegations and ensure that those responsible are accountable for their actions before the electorate in the state can trust them as a venerable political party deserving of their votes.”