Kwara government replies PDP over ‘quit notice’
The Kwara State Government has described the “quit notice” served on the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a huge joke.
State chairman of the PDP, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo , had called on PDP members to begin preparation for another election before the one slated for 2015, saying APC was ruling the state on stolen mandate.
But the state government, in a reaction through the Special Adviser on Information, Prince Deji Oni expressed concern that the utterance by the PDP chairman reflected what President Goodluck Jonathan also said when he came to the state early in the year when he promised to recapture states once under the PDP.
Oni condemned the statement and described the PDP as a party of political jesters, adding that it was worrisome that PDP could be making such statements instead of dealing with the series of petitions arising from its congresses.
The statement added that contrary to the PDP chairman’s statement, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed was overwhelmingly voted for “and for the likes of Iyiola Oyedepo to call it a stolen mandate is not only laughable but condemnable by all right thinking people.”
“It is crystal clear that at a time the country is battling with security and economic challenges with the unfortunate abduction of school children, the only agenda of the ruling party remains the 2015 general elections.
“We advise the PDP to put its house in order by addressing the tons of protest letters from aggrieved members of the party arising from its controversial marathon state congress held in the dark of the night!”