The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo has described as mischievous, the reaction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to its intention to identify with governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi State for the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
The opposition party had alleged that the state’s APC is planning to fund the re-election bid of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
In a statement released by the APC Publicity Secretary in Ondo State, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye, the party explained that it only planned to set up a committee to boost the morale of the APC’s flagbearer in Kogi, and not to fund his campaign.
The statement reads: “It is ridiculous for any individual or a political party, especially one that has national colouration, to allege that Ondo State chapter would build a war chest for an election holding in Kogi State, or anywhere else for that matter.
“Without dispute, the APC-led government in the State harbours no space for financial recklessness. This has drawn applause from objective and sincere observers and resulted in maximising benefits of levies and taxes for the welfare of the people.
“A government that dwells in the realm of frivolity would not contemplate the on-going transformation, and industrialization in Ore.
“Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has repeatedly bragged about what he would do to support the PDP in Ondo. We perceive same as normal political arrogance.
“Contrary to the PDP’s allegation that the APC-led government has destroyed the health sector, the party wishes to declare with all sense of modesty that the current administration has so far employed about 500 health workers to ensure quality health services.
“The government of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has expended billions of Naira on several medical equipment; imported for the wellbeing of our people.
“Besides, the government has upgraded and expanded additional five General Hospitals to boost healthcare delivery in our dear state.
“The party urges the discerning people of Ondo State to mock the unimpressive attempt of the PDP, and keep faith with a government that is going the extra mile to right the wrongs of decades”.