The Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that there is end in sight for the “misrule” of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State at the November 26 governorship election.
It said the emergence of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the winner of the primary held at the weekend was a step towards recording a crushing defeat for a “bitterly divided PDP” at the Ondo poll.
Its Publicity Secretary Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement yesterday, hailed fellow governorship aspirants for accepting to work for Akeredolu’s victory at the main election.
He said: “Now is the time to break the yoke of PDP that has imposed impunity and lack of transparency in governance on the people of Ondo State.”
Congratulating Akeredolu on his emergence as the party’s governorship standard-bearer in Ondo, Olatunbosun noted that the rancor-free exercise demonstrates oneness of spirit among party leadership, the aspirants and members, stressing that such conduct signals victory over a “bitterly divided rival PDP” in the November poll.
He explained that Akeredolu’s victory was a consolidation of the rancor-free presidential primaries that produced President Muhammadu Buhari to be followed by Kogi State primaries that produced the late Prince Abubakar Audu.
The party spokesman hailed the party’s national leadership for setting records in transparent democratic electoral process and urged other political parties to emulate the APC to strengthen the practice of democracy in line with modern trends in developed democracies around the world.
He said: “In the midst of plenty, PDP-led government has done enough havoc to the psyche of Ondo State people in the last few years.
“Now is the time to break from the yoke of PDP that has imposed the reign of impunity, mismanagement, lack of transparency and accountability and bereft of development programme even when Ondo is an oil-producing but sadly lacking in right political leadership with right vision to develop the state.”
He also praised other aspirants for embracing Akeredolu after emerging victorious, saying this demonstrated a new political conduct that emphasized collective interest above self-interests among the contestants.