The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State says its worst aspirants
jostling for its party’s governorship tickets ahead of the 2020
election are better then the best of the All Progressives Congress
The main opposition party said this while boasting that it is prepared
to wrest power from the governing APC come 2020.
But on Wednesday, the governing APC fired the back by describing the
statement credited to the opposition PDP as mere “jokes and fallacy”
which hold no water.
Speaking, the Ondo Chairman of PDP, Clement Faboyode, said “Our party
parades an array of vibrant aspirants, totalling 17 in number as at
now, and they are ready to contest the elections.
“And the worst of our aspirants is better than the best of the APC in
terms of capacity and ability to deliver on governance. This is not
Sherrif or Markafi period again, our governorship primary would be
transparent to promote internal democracy.
“The delegates would be giving a free level playing opportunity to
choose the best among the arrays of these aspirants. We shall never
substitute the delegates list of our party. We shall ensure a credible
and fair primary election for aspirants.”
But reacting, Ade Adetimehin, Ondo Chairman of APC in Ondo State said
“That is just political statement from PDP because any wrestler that
is going to the field would always shout and boast that he will win
but at the end, many of them wouldn’t be able to wield any influence
“So, the PDP is just a joker because there so many people they are
parading as aspirants that cannot even march us in any contest not to
talk of winning an ordinary ward election. Even as at today, we have
not seen any aspirant that is strong in PDP that can win us in the APC
in this forthcoming governorship election in the state as at now.
“We are not concerned about a feeble threat from the camp of the
opposition at all. All I know is that aspirants with a strong
intention are already showing interest in our party”, he said.