Ondo: Stop Blackmailing INEC, Security Agencies, PDP Tells Akeredolu

September 26, 2020

Press Statement

Ondo: Stop Blackmailing INEC, Security Agencies, PDP Tells 
Akeredolu…Counsels Failed Governor To Face the People Or Withdraw From Race

The PDP National Campaign for Ondo Governorship Election counsels the 
embattled governor of Ondo state and candidate of the rejected All 
Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu, to engage in issue-based 
campaign and stop piling pressure on the Independent National Electoral 
Commission (INEC) and security agencies to rig the October 10, 2020 
election for him.

The PDP campaign counsels Governor Akeredolu to accept the reality of 
his self-inflicted woes of non-performance or withdraw from the race if 
he cannot stand the shame of facing the Ondo electorates with his empty 
scorecard for which a crushing defeat awaits him at the poll.

Our campaign has been made aware of how the APC and agents of jittery 
Governor Akeredolu are putting pressure on INEC and security hierarchy 
having discovered that they cannot win any election without recourse to 
institutional rigging and violence.

This pathetic and criminal adventure by the sinking APC further confirms 
that their campaign had since collapsed and can no longer command any 
genuine followership that would translate into votes at the poll.

It is clear, and manifestly so, that Governor Akeredolu and his 
self-serving government have abysmally failed the people of Ondo state 
and that is why he is now running from pillar to post seeking for how 
institutions of government can be manipulated to favour him in the 

Governor Akeredolu cannot point to any landmark development project his 
self-serving government has provided for the people of Ondo state in his 
almost four years as governor.

He has failed in all the promises he made to the people of Ondo State; 
instituted a highly corrupt, incompetent, insensitive and unreliable 
system that has destroyed the legacies bequeathed by past leaders and 
left the people poor, despondent and in dire need of a new and 
purposeful leadership; which they have now found in Eyitayo Jegede.

In fact, it is clear to Governor Akeredolu that our candidate, Eyitayo 
Jegede, will defeat him fair and square even in his Owo Local Government 
and that is why Aketi has become distraught ahead of the election.

Governor Akeredolu and his diminished APC should come to terms with the 
fact that electoral manipulations and violence will not help them as the 
people have since withdrawn from them and are only waiting for election 
day to replace him with their new choice leader, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, on 
the platform of the PDP.

Our candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN is already in league with the people 
across the length and breadth of Ondo state in their collective quest to 
liberate themselves from the stranglehold of the self-serving Akeredolu 

The PDP national campaign council therefore cautions INEC and security 
agencies not to allow the APC, which is not ready for election in Ondo, 
to rubbish the credibility it had achieved in the September 19 Edo 
governorship election.


Kola Ologbondiyan
Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee.