The ruling All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has accused the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, of planning to instigate crisis in Akure, the state capital.
The APC said the alleged plan of the PDP, which is arranged to come up on Monday, was to create a semblance of political instability in the peaceful state, in addition to portraying the ruling party in bad light, ahead of governorship election, coming up next year.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, on Sunday.
The statement read, “It has come to our knowledge that some PDP chieftains, who have started making huge contributions, in collaboration with some players within our fold, have finalised plans to destabilise the Sunshine State,”
The APC noted that the state has far been peaceful, organised, and enjoyed enviable political stability, and industrial harmony, arguing that “it is unbelievable that the main opposition party, PDP, that is engulfed by leadership turbulent in Abuja, will prefer to go into unholy alliance with some elements in APC to foment avoidable crisis in Ondo State. ”
“We are very optimistic that our performing governor, will be in our midst in a matter of days,” the party assured.
On the other hand, the PDP denied the allegation, saying the ruling party was always known for its peaceful and developmental strides in the state.
The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kennedy Peretei, said the APC was only afraid of its shadow.
“The APC is populated by shameless people. The governor has been absent from his duty post since April this year, yet they are comfortable with the total collapse of governance in the state. The governor has not been seen in the state since April, this year.
“The PDP is known for its peaceful and developmental strides in the state. We cannot be accused of planning to create crisis in the state.
“It is clear that APC is afraid of their own shadows having failed to meet the expectations of the people. If they know where Akeredolu is, they should ask him to come out or resign honourably,” Peretei said.