Ondo Election: No Congratulation To APC, NNPC Aided APC In Vote Buying -PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it will not congratulate the Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu on his victory in the October 10 Governorship election held in Ondo state.
This is coming days after the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni asked the PDP to congratulate Akeredolu on his victory at the Saturday election.
The People Democratic Party in a statement signed by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, blasted Mai Buni for his comment adding that Buni should rather address the allegation that his party APC diverted oil funds to Ondo state with the purpose of vote buying than to seek a congratulatory message from PDP.
The statement reads thus;
“Perhaps, Governor Buni is not aware that information available in the public space and to the PDP showed that a very top-level management official of the NNPC, through a northwest governor elected on the platform of the APC, diverted huge amounts of money, in dollar, from our nation oil resources to fund vote-buying in the Ondo election.
“Instead of begging the PDP for a congratulatory message, Governor Buni should rather speak to this disturbing stealing of oil money to fund his party’s vote-buying at the expense of Nigerians who are bearing the brunt of the increase in the pump price of fuel and corruption in the oil sector under the APC.”
Kola Further revealed that the PDP will be making its position on the outcome of the election known in a due cause.
“While our party will, in due course, make its official position on the outcome of the Ondo election known, the PDP, urges President Muhammadu Buhari to take steps that will accelerate the amendment of the Electoral Act, which was stalled following his failure to sign the amended Act of the National Assembly in 2019.”
It will be recalled that APC during the just concluded election in Ondo state defeated Eyitayo Jegede of PDP and 16 others with a margin of over 90,000 votes.