Thursday, December 5, 2019

Ondo APC, PDP clash over Akeredolu daughter’s Mauritius wedding

The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has criticised the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, for celebrating his daughter’s wedding in Mauritius, saying the governor wasted the resources of the state on the event.

The governor, his family members and some of his aides were in Mauritius on Saturday for the wedding after the traditional part of the wedding had been celebrated in Owo, Ondo State in September.

The PDP, in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Zadok Akintoye, alleged that the governor was being insensitive to the plight of the people of the state by allegedly using state fund for her daughter’s ceremony abroad.

Akintoye said, “It is on record that this APC-led government remains the most anti-people government in the history of Ondo State and one that has glorified capitalism, nepotism, tribalism and wanton disregard for the welfare of the people.

“Within the last two years, the governor has celebrated weddings of his children across the world from Canada to the United States and now Mauritius at the expense of citizens of this state without any sense of respect to the people he leads. How else can one explain the present display of affluence and disdain for the people?”

However, in its reaction, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, said the opposition party was only seeking relevance by criticising the governor on the event.

Kalejaiye said, “The APC in Ondo State has viewed as puerile, myopic, and avoidable, the incoherent argument of the PDP that the recent wedding of a daughter of Mr Governor in Mauritius was an act of ‘insensitivity.’

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