THE Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to worry more about its impending humiliation in the November 26th governorship election in the state, rather than celebrate fabricated and fake resignation letters from former political appointees who had left the PDP long ago.
The party in a statement made available to newsmen by its publicity secretary, Banji Okunomo, on Saturday, said the APC should stop celebrating fabricated resignation letters of their members and allies described as appointees of the Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Okunomo said those whose resignations letters are being celebrated on the social media have since became members and collaborators of the APC.
“Why should the APC celebrate the defection of people who have been with them long ago but just felt pierced by their conscience and decided to formally quit rather than continue to bite the finger that fed them?
“The public should take particular cognisance of the contents of these letters, which bear the same subject, grammatical construction, thoughts and circulated by same set of people in the media. This implies that they emanated from and are engineered by one source, the APC,” Okunomo said.
He further stated that it has been a deliberate policy of the Mimiko-led PDP government not to sack any worker or appointee on account of the individual’s political belief, saying the PDP has noted for long the political stand and leanings of those persons whose resignation letters are being celebrated, but in a bid to adhere to the party’s policy, the PDP decided not to sack anybody.
Okunomo also said it will be absolutely difficult for the APC to rescue itself from the irreparable damage that has already been done to the image of the party in the state.
“It is no news that the APC is left to contend with its thin membership after ‘its’ padded’ primary governorship election, which led to irreconcilable division and defection of over 60 per cent of its members.”