The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has described as puerile, myopic, and avoidable, the recent criticisms by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of the wedding ceremony of a daughter of the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in Mauritius.
The PDP had described the decision of hosting the English part of the wedding ceremony outside the country an act of “insensitivity”.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the APC Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Alex Kalejaye made available to JATS Online News.
The party spokesperson explained that sincere and informed people are aware that parents exercise control over the choice of venue for the traditional marriages of their children, but the young couple decides where to celebrate with their friends.
“The APC-led government in Ondo State would not be distracted by feeble and ill-conceived arguments from groups or parties in its pursuit of better living condition for the people.
“The PDP, in its desperation to score political points, also accused the APC-led government of being “anti-people”. We sympathise with the opposition party over its inability to confess that the government, through performance, has decimated and deflated the strength of the PDP in Ondo State.
“How can you accuse a government that has improved on healthcare delivery; employed hundreds of workers; pays salaries and pensions; constructed and rehabilitated roads and schools across the three senatorial districts as an anti-people?
“The APC has a social contract with the good people of Ondo State to improve on healthcare delivery; promote agricultural revolution; and develop an enviable road network, which is prerequisite for industrial development”, the statement reads.
The party therefore appealed to the opposition parties to upgrade their knowledge on issues, and approach to criticisms, and to do everything in the overall interest of the state.
The APC also called for robust and productive criticisms from any political party that cherishes the development and betterment of Ondo state, saying that the crux of the party’s determination is to ensure development in a peaceful atmosphere.
“We hesitate to celebrate our applauded leaps in areas where the PDP failed while in the saddle; we chose to be modest about the gains of our sincere efforts to rebuild the once battered glory of the Sunshine State”.