The All Progressive Congress party in Ondo State has responded to an allegation leveled by the leadership of the party by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, that it violated the government’s order by holding a meeting with large gathering.
In a statement issued by the Party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaye, PDP’s allegation was described as an “erroneous insinuation”, and “unproductive gymnastic”.
The party explained that what they did was an online meeting with members across the state.
“Our attention has been drawn to an allegation that the Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) violates government directives on how to stem the spread of Coronavirus.
“Truth is, the chapter recently held a few online meetings, to interact as a family. We opted for online to promote compliance with measures spelt out by the State Government and the NCDC.
“As a responsible political party, that is sufficiently knowledgeable about the dangers inherent in playing games with the global pandemic, the APC can neither indulge, nor encourage violation of the directives.
“We implore politicians and political parties to upgrade their concerns for the wellbeing of the people, and suppress the natural instinct to criticize for political gains.
“The Ondo APC appreciates all residents of the state for joining hands with the government and its agents to tackle the dreaded menace, in the interest of all. We assure that the APC-led government in Ondo State will not relax its crave for palliative measures to confront food insecurity while the situation lasts”, the statement reads.