As preparations hot up ahead of the November 26th governorship election in Ondo State, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to start mourning its impending defeat.
PDP said instead of rejoicing over what it termed ‘fabricated and fake’ resignation letters from former political appointees who had left the PDP long ago, the party should start mourning the humiliation it would suffer in the coming election.
The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Banji Okunomo, on Saturday, said the APC should stop celebrating fabricated resignation letters of their members and allies.
Okunomo said those whose resignations letters were being celebrated on the social media had left the ruling party in the state.
“Why should the APC celebrate the defection of people who have been with them long ago but just felt pierced by their conscience and decided to formally quit rather than continue to bite the finger that fed them?
“The public should take particular cognisance of the contents of these letters which bear the same subject, grammatical construction, thoughts and circulated by same set of people in the media. This implies that they emanated from an engineered by one source, the APC,” Okunomo said.
He further stated that it has been a deliberate policy of the Mimiko-led PDP government not to sack any worker or appointee on account of the individual’s political belief.
He added that the PDP has noted for long the political stand and leanings of those persons whose resignation letters are being celebrated but in a bid to adhere to the party’s policy, the PDP decided not to sack anybody.
“It is no news that the APC is left to contend with its thin membership after its ‘padded’ primary governorship election which led to irreconcilable division and defection of over 60 percent of its members.