Ondo Election: Akeredolu Meets With APC Women, Urges Unity

Akeredolu, Ondo Election, Ondo APCThe candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) for the November 26, 2016 election in Ondo State, Olurotimi Akeredolu has appealed to members of the party to be united and work for the success of the party in the election.

Akeredolu stated this while meeting with APC women leaders in the 203 wards in the state, at the party secretariat in Akure, the State Capital.

According to the APC candidate, the party controls 22 out of the 36 states of the federation and Ondo cannot afford to go with a party that is dead.

He noted that it will be beneficial for the people of the state, if APC is united, thereby calling on women to take up the task.

“We cannot go to a party that is dead, you cannot resurrect a dead person, the important thing for us is that in APC we must have a cohesion, Ondo State is the only state with gas in abundance in the South West to generate light for other states.

“That is what we can achieve if we cannot go to any other party and think we will have any benefit. “For the benefit of our people in the state, we must remain in APC, we must ensure that APC government is in place and we call on our women to do that job.”

The wife of Mr. Akeredolu, Betty Akeredolu on her part emphasized the need to kick out poverty among the women folk in the State. She assured that the administration of Akeredolu will empower women to earn a decent living, no matter their profession.

In her words” we have to kick out poverty, it is very important. “If our women are empowered to earn a decent ‎living no matter their profession is, they should be able to earn a decent living and with that they can take care of their families so Aketi regime will make sure that we arrest poverty in Ondo State.”

Two of the women leaders spoke to Channels Television on the purpose of the meeting, calling on the women in the state to support the party massively as it is the only party where their aspirations can be met.

One of the women, Oladunni Odu explained in her interview, “We have invited women from all over the state so that they can see our programmes and we are going to have women programmes, talking to professionals, market women all over the state, the more you have the better for us.”

While the other, Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju said, “This is where the aspiration of women in Ondo State can be met. There’s room for women in APC as you can see, everybody’s charged now and we are all coming out”.

Yero Dismisses El-Rufai’s Claim of Underperformance

KadunaThe Kaduna State Government has faulted the statement made by the Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory and governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress(APC), Mr Nasril El-Rufai that the present administration in the state has not provided any infrastructural development to the people since its inception despite the huge allocations accrued to the state.

The former FCT minister had during his declaration of intention to contest for governor of Kaduna State, accused the Governor Mukhtar Yero led administration of running the state with a few clique of individuals who are siphoning public funds, while roads, schools and hospitals have fallen into disrepair.

He also alleged that poverty and unemployment has become more pervasive under the present PDP government in the state, adding that only an APC government will restore the state back to its glory.

However reacting to El-Rufai’s allegation on Wednesday, the state governor, Mukhtar Yero, who spoke through his Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Ahmed Maiyaki dismissed El-Rufai’s allegation, saying that the former FCT minister lacks the knowledge and idea of what is going on in the state, having left the state for too long.

In an interview with Channels Television, Maiyaki said it is laughable that the former minister is not aware of the steady improvement that has been recorded in all sectors of the economy within the last 23 months and challenged the APC governorship aspirant to visit the 23 local government areas of the state and see things for himself before coming out publicly to accuse the government of non performance.

The governor’s spokesman said El-rufai’s “antecedents as a selfish public officer, who allocated lands to his family members and associates without due process when he was FCT minister, disqualifies him from speaking about good governance or even seeking for any other public office”, he said.