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THE ATTEMPT BEING MADE TO MORTGAGE THE FUTURE OF ONDO STATE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO FRUCTIFY.
As the good people of Ondo State are getting set for the 10th October 2020 opportunity to decide who occupies the Alagbaka Government House effective from 24th February ,2021, it is with deep concern that we earnestly draw the attention of the Ondo State electorate to the real attempt being made to mortgage the future of the State.
Spearheading this alarmingly worrisome intention is an Aspirant on the platform of our great Party, the APC who out of consistent desperation has penchant for contesting for the office of Ondo State Governor under all manners of Political platforms. The Aspirant in question, whose second wife is from a South-East State has gone into an unwholesome alliance with the Governor of that same South-East State ahead of the Governorship election in Ondo State slated for October, 2020. The alliance remains unwholesome to the extent that the future of Ondo State stands a clear chance of being mortgaged if it is allowed to stand.
Interestingly, the unwholesome alliance referred to above is not the first desperate move this APC Aspirant would make to realize his inordinate ambition in respect of Ondo 2020. Having realized that his chance of emerging as the Candidate of the APC was (and still remains) very slim, he ran to Osun State to secure the assistance of an exceedingly controversial Politician whose profile radiates no credibility. The approach of the assistance-providing controversial Politician was to sneak into Ondo State with ill-gotten wealth with the unbecoming intention to purchase the APC Governorship ticket for his desperate friend. The resultant frustration from the failure of this first desperate move has evidently pushed the APC Aspirant into the ill-intended alliance under reference.
Since the APC Aspirant kept on mounting pressure on the South-East State Governor , pleading for sponsorship and assistance in very unbecoming manners, the South-East State Governor is reported to have outlined conditions under which he could assist the APC Aspirant as pleaded. All of such conditions are clearly at the expense of the economy and by implication, the welfare of the people of Ondo State. It is extremely disturbing that the APC Aspirant under reference has gone ahead to endorse the pact with this South-East State Governor, not minding the real capacity which the outlined conditions have to heavily mortgage the future of the people of Ondo State. This is desperation taken to the extreme. The ambition of this serial contestant has become inordinate and unbridled. There is therefore, acceptable justification for the alarm being raised here.
We call on the good people of Ondo State to be very vigilant as we all team up to resist very vehemently, the attempt being made by this desperate APC Aspirant to mortgage the future of Ondo State on the altar of inordinate ambition. While as a group, we do not have a preferred Aspirant on the platform of our Political Party the APC, we are determined to mobilize the good people of Ondo State to act very decisively in a manner that will facilitate the collapse of the entire ill- informed plan like a pack of irresponsibly arranged cards.
In our very sincere opinion, Ondo 2020 is all about the future of the people of Ondo State. Subjecting governance in Ondo State to the whims and caprices of a South- East State on the altar of marital relationship is one of the most annoyingly unacceptable practices of the Government of Akeredolu and it will be economically suicidal to allow the attempt being made by another APC Aspirant to perpetuate the practice to fructify. Evidently, what the people of Ondo State consider to be the most repugnant issue in the Government of Akeredolu is the alarming rate at which the resources of Ondo State are being ferried to this same South-East State under all manners of excuse. The attempt being made to institutionalize this future-mortgaging practice has to be stopped.
Without doubt, the people of Ondo State are fed up with the current situation in which people from this same South-East State have intensive and extensive access to economic benefits and patronage deliberately made available by the State Government to the annoying exclusion of the people of Ondo State.
Very clearly, the current political aspiration of the APC Aspirant under reference stands for domestic capital flight at the expense of Ondo State in view of his pact with his South-East Governor friend and this calls to serious question, his sense of patriotism.
As concerned members of the APC in Ondo State, we strongly advise that our Party should not make the mistake of disappointing the people of the State by fielding a Candidate that is neck-deep in the unpatriotic and unbecoming acts stated above.
Let all the Aspirants intimate the people of Ondo State with the intention behind their ambition so that the people can make an informed choice. Now that we have exposed the unbecoming intention of the Aspirant who has been jumping around for all manners of evil alliance, it is hoped that he will have a rethink.
We wish the APC our great Party the very best in the Governorship election scheduled for October this year.
BARR. WALE AKINROYE MRS BUKOLA ORIYOMI SEGUN OLAWALE ESQ
BUNMI AROTIBA FIN-SEC
BOLOFINDE MARGERET TREASURER