LP dares Ondo PDP over capture boasts, as OBJ left Akure in anger over botched rally
The Ondo State Labour Party (LP) on Sunday told the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to perish the thought of ever making an in-road into Ondo State again saying that the PDP's flopped rally in Idanre on Saturday was instructive of the rejection of the party by the people of the state.
The PDP had organized a rally in Idanre on Saturday where it announced that an LP's Local Government Chairmanship aspirant, Mr Adeyemi Cole was to defect to the PDP alongside his supporters during which the former President and Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustee, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the ex-Governor, Dr Olusegun Agagu, businessman, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim were expected to grace the occasion.
But at the last moment, the purported decampees refused to surface, a development which made Chief Obasanjo to turn back from Akure, the State capital, which is a few kilometers from the venue of the rally, in anger berating the PDP leadership in the State for humiliating him with their boast that all was well for the Party in the State. LP Director of Publicity in the State, Mr. Seyi James in a release on Sunday noted that the PDP was dead in Ondo State and that no amount of intimidation could make the people of the State to be cowed.
His words: “For 22months, the people of Ondo State, like a man, stood against the PDP when they stole their mandate despite their legions of thugs who intimidated them with guns and today, there is peace and progress everywhere in the State.
“The people of Ondo State, we are made to remind the garrison commanders in the PDP, are not animals that could be captured and caged at will. In the last 19 months of the LP Government under the caring Heart Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, in Ondo State, there are rapid developmental projects on-going in all the three Senatorial Districts of Ondo State. Juxtapose this with the lackluster 6 years spent by Agagu in office, the difference is clear and the people have spoken and will continue to speak; Ondo State will not be an experimental ground by those who enslaved our people for six years and who despite billions of naira from the Federation Account, merely wasted our resources and who now boast of capturing the State on a daily basis.
“Those who beat the drum beat of war in Ondo State would not succeed by the grace of God. Ondo State now enjoy unprecedented peace and the people are happy by the steady transformation of Ondo State into a modern one. From Akure, to Okiti pupa, Ilaje, Ikare Akoko, ore, Ile-Oluji to Ifon all over the State, developmental projects, which were lacking under the PDP despite billions of Naira in their kitty, are springing up in droves on daily basis. They should point to what they did rather than trying to impress the Presidency in Abuja by their empty boasts.
“Within the last one year, we had three by-elections and the PDP who boast around in the media that they are popular lost all three elections. This is a clear testimony that they can only boast but in reality, they are paper tigers with no fangs and they will failed in their bid as our people will not be caged again. Enough is enough,” James stated.