The Ondo State government has described the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state as attention seeking desperadoes.
The government in a statement on Thursday, June 30, 2016 said that the party has upped its ante in churning out falsehood and devising evil.
“The APC in Ondo State has in the last 48 hours upped the ante in churning out falsehood and devising evil, the latest being the allegation of a planned protest sponsored by the government of Ondo State.
“Variants of the same statement reported on social and traditional media as released by the Ondo State chapter of APC alleged that the government plans to give out sums of money to people to foment trouble against the president and breach the peace of the state,” the statement said.
The Ondo government said it expects “no less than such irresponsible concoction of lies” from the APC in the state “knowing that it is a party which has no base, no relevance and no connection with the people of our state.”
Desperate for attention from Abuja, the APC in Ondo State, the statement said, “will stop at nothing to put up an appearance of existence since “their sole aim is to create a situation of war between the Ondo State government and the presidency with the hope of scoring a political point.”
The Ondo government counseled the APC in Ondo State to seek means of ventilating its muffled cries with its leaders instead of racking up allegations of non existent protests and discord.
“If Ondo APC is interested in fueling crisis or have any grudge with their party leaders, they should feel free to ventilate such and not draw the people of Ondo State into their battle for relevance. We have heard them argue marginalization and what’s not, but have no business with their puerile rants.
“The governor is a man of character and integrity. The possibility of a recourse to a sponsored protest as speciously alleged by the APC in Ondo State is non existent. Such a plan could only have emanated from the minds of men lacking in creativity and quality like we have in the APC in Ondo State,” the statement added.
“The best thing for sane minds is to discountenance their continuous lies and irresponsible falsehood,” the statement concluded.