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"You are a deceit," PDP slams Akeredolu over 30,000 jobs promise

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest has described as cheap deceit and fraudulent promise by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) to create 30,000 jobs within his first 100 days in office if elected.

The PDP said it was fraudulent for a governorship aspirant to be asking youths to submit their CVs to his campaign office, adding that; "Ondo State people must beware of the conmen in the ACN."

In a statement issued by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon. Kayode Babade, the PDP said it was necessary to call the attention of the people of Ondo State to the "419" jobs promise because it appears as the only tangible programme the ACN has for the people.

"Before heeding Akeredolu's call to submit their credentials to his campaign office, youths in Ondo State should first ask him (Akeredolu) how many youths from the State he assisted in the past.

"Akeredolu should tell the people how many youths he gave scholarship before now? How many youths did he use his position as NBA President to provide jobs for? Is it now that he wants to be governor that he suddenly realised that Ondo youths need jobs?

"Most importantly, is Akeredolu's 30,000 jobs the same as the N8,500 per month for graduates Osun State OYES job or Ekiti State N10,000 per month for graduate volunteer job?

"If that is the kind of 30,000 jobs he intends to create, Akeredolu should better reserve the jobs for members of his family and children of his party leaders, who will be happy with N120,000 per annum employment," Babade said.

Calling on the people of Ondo State to shine their eyes, and reject the ACN, which he described as a party of deceits, Babade said; "We in the PDP have delivered on our promises to the people of Ondo State before. The records are there and we will deliver again."