The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has lashed out at his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike of his allegations forward of the forthcoming polls in Ondo State.
Whereas urging Wike to train warning over his utterances, Akeredolu mentioned that Ondo State is Rivers the place he can lord over anybody.
In response to Akeredolu, who spoke by way of his Commissioner for Data, Donald Ojogo, mentioned the scheme by Wike to imagine the position of godfather forward of the ballot might be resisted by the individuals of Ondo State.
On Friday, throughout a breakfast programme on Channels Tv, Wike had alleged that following the victorious outing of the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP in Edo State, there may be monumental strain on the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to make sure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) wins in any respect price in the course of the October 10 polls.
Whereas emphasizing the Wike’s “imperialistic strategy is most unlucky and really unbecoming,” Akeredolu mentioned ways can’t work in Ondo State.
Akeredolu mentioned “In all points, Governor Wike deserves respect not simply as governor however as a vital stakeholder within the Democratic journey. He has his inalienable rights as a citizen to precise his thoughts and make feedback about no matter he feels strongly about.
“Nonetheless, what amuses us is his imperious perspective and recourse to spurious allegations simply due to an election. He ought to know that the individuals of the state, who’ve a historical past of rejecting exterior affect and domination, will resist his try to play the position of a godfather in Ondo state. Ondo will not be Rivers.
“The person must know that utterances of public workplace holders have to be measured and their supply must be consistent with the temper of the individuals. The individuals of the state will resist Wike right here even when he had roared elsewhere efficiently. For emphasis, his imperialistic strategy is most unlucky and really unbecoming.”