Ondo 2016: Face your internal crisis, Oke tells APC

THE governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the forthcoming election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, on Wednesday, chided the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its unguarded statements concerning his campaign tours, urging them to face their internal wrangling and leave him out of their woes.

Oke, who spoke through the chairman Media and Publicity of his Campaign Committee, Mr Kolawole Olabisi, frowned at “an unguarded statement” credited to the APC, berating  Oke for expressing his feelings over the deplorable state of the roads in the state during his campaign tour of Ondo East Local Government Area of the state last Monday.

He said: “Isn’t it a shame that a party which has the serious business of campaign on its hands could start bellyaching on the business of another person? One would have expected the state government who had neglected the roads networks across the state in the past seven and a half years to be the one attempting to defend itself and definitely not the APC.

“What this has shown is that Olusola Oke is their problem, because he has the overwhelming support of the people of the state as shown from the legions of members of the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who have been flocking into our party, the AD in the last few days.”

Oke, however, called on the APC not to weep more than the bereaved, advising the party to face the internal strives bedeviling it and leave him out of its woes.

“It is Olusola Oke that will form the next government in Ondo State come February next year by the grace of God and with the support of our people who are thirsting for a real turnaround and a new hope, which we represent, he will not be distracted by the antics of drowning people who are merely grasping at straws in their desperation to stay afloat.

The statement, therefore, enjoined the people of the state to be wary of the APC and vote against them in the November 26, 2016 governorship election, saying the party has no “plan for the people.”