Kwara govern­ment replies PDP over ‘quit no­tice’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

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!”

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