2023: ‘APC Will Be Punished By Voters’
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy Governorship candidate and DG Atiku/Okowa campaign council in Ogun State, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade has submitted that he believes the voters would reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the forthcoming elections.
He submitted that the people are tired of the failed promises and other challenges the ruling party has plunged them into.
He boasted that he is sure the voters will reject the APC and support PDP to win in the February and March general elections.
understands Akinlade made the submission while fielding questions from newsmen according to a statement signed by his Media Aide, Azeez Adelani.
Speaking about Ogun State in particular, the PDP chieftain said the people of the state will reject any attempt to impose a ‘Lagos candidate’ on them.
He also tackled the incumbent Governor, Dapo Abiodun accusing him of performing woefully in office.
Akinlade said: “The people of Ogun West will definitely reject the duo of Hon. Abiodun Akinlade (A three times Reps Member) and Mr. Gboyega Isiaka (A three times Guber Candidate) at the polls for obvious reasons.
“It feels deeply disappointing and embarrassing that such promising sons of Yewa land will descend so low to sell their conscience and any iota of dignity left in them to openly join the Lagos imposter to canvass for votes in Ogun West under any guess.
APC Promoting Thuggery
Not done, he said APC members and leaders including government officials are only able to move with the ‘protection’ of thugs.
He said the party has lost credibility with the people of the state.
In his words, “The shameful APC, Imeko Afon outing is just a tip of what is to come across the state. If APC truly want to test its capability and popularity across the state, the APC gubernatorial candidate, the Ogun Central and West Senatorial candidates should commence “open” campaigning without their choased unions members that make up over 90% of the crowd at their so called rallies.”
As the Chief Security Officer of the State, with all the avalanche of security personnel around him, we challenge Gov. Dapo Abiodun to visit the 236 Wards of the State without the “protection” of union members.
Rather he should just drive into any Ward in Ogun West and tell the people why he performed so poorly despite the promising template he inherited from his former friend and fellow APC administration. We challenge him to an open debate with Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu on Local Government funding, the State’s financial status in the last three and half years under his leadership.”
Gov Abiodun Must Give Account
Speaking further, he said Governor Dapo Abiodun should submit himself for a public debate on how he has been managing the revenue of Ogun State.
We challenge Gov. Dapo Abiodun to make public his administration’s budget performance in the last three years. He should tell us the ratio to our IGR to his administration’s reckless borrowing, the true status of the State’s debt profile.
“We want to know how much the State is actually generating in terms of IGR, provide documented evidence of each source of revenue, how much of these amounts are accruable to PAYEE deductibles, formal and informal sectors?. How much he receives as security vote annually considering the fact that known cultists and hoodlums are seen roaming our streets in broad daylight,” he said.
PDP To The Rescue
The statement added that the people of Ogun State will surely cast their votes for the PDP across all levels in the forthcoming election.
Adelani said in the statement; “Akinlade is confident that the good people of Ogun State will definitely vote PDP all through at the polls because attempts by the APC to promote ethnic and tribal sentiments in the South West have failed. The electorates want an experienced, tested and committed Presidential candidate. The electorates also want morally upright candidates to vote in as Senators in Ogun Central and West. PDP fits the bill all round.
That will define who we are as a people by showing that despite the deliberate and imposed poor state of our situations, we have the ability to stand tall when it matters most.”