The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has reacted to the statements by the Social Democratic Party, on the health status of the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

The SDP had raised concerns over the condition of health of the governor, asking for a full declaration of the governor’s condition and whereabouts.

The opposition party also called on a proper and constitutional hand over of power to the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to avoid any administrative lacuna in the government.

But the APC’s Director of Publicity, Steven Otaloro, on Sunday rebuked the SDP for raising issues about the governor’s health.

Read full statement below.

Ignore Rumor mongers’ Claims On Akeredolu-Ondo APC

We wish to express our disappointment and utter dismay at the recent actions of the Social Democratic Party in Ondo State. It has come to our attention that the party, which has been nothing more than a one-man opposition party, suddenly woke up from its slumber and wrote press releases criticizing the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, on his state of health in a pretentious manner as if they care and concern about him.

We find it extremely hypocritical that the Social Democratic Party, which has been silent on issues affecting their party in the state, suddenly found its voice to suggest an impending storm in the state to buttress the figment of their imagination as unnecessary.

This kind of pretentious act is nothing but a cheap attempt to score political points at the expense of the well-being of the healing Governor and the people of Ondo State.

We wish to assure the people of Ondo State that there is no cause for alarm. Governor Akeredolu, although the governor is indisposed, his illness has not out of commission him. As mortals, everyone can be sick. He still delegates duties to his Deputy Governor and gives directives to other cabinet members.

We urge all well-meaning citizens of the state to ignore the baseless and unfounded claims of the oppositions and continue to support the Governor in his efforts to move the state forward.

We also call on the SDP-man to desist from engaging in cheap political gimmicks and focus on constructive engagements that will benefit the people of Ondo State. We must all work together to build a better, stronger, and more prosperous Ondo State.

We want to admonish the other opposition parties to show genuine concern at this time and know that as humans, anyone can be sick. It is unnecessary to hit up the polity with baseless allegations.

We thank the people of Ondo State for their prayers for Governor Akeredolu as he recuperates. We assure them that he will continue to serve them as governor.

Steve Otaloro.
Director, Media & Publicity
APC, Ondo State.

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