The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has berated the Ondo State Executive Council for the step it took on Thursday when a vote of confidence was passed on the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
While describing the action of the 33 cabinet members as ridiculous and senseless, the main opposition party said the executives had subjected the state to mockery.
PDP in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei, maintained that the cabinet members should be more alive to their responsibilities, particularly now that the state is sliding towards a cliff due to the absence of the governor.
Peretei said “Keen watchers of Ondo State politics may have been wondering how the state arrived at this sorry state of affairs.
“Where the ship of the state is just floating on the high sea, no captain, no direction and about to hit a dangerous cliff any time soon.
“As if to shred whatever was remaining of the Akeredolu administration, two State Commissioners ridiculed the purported communique as ‘senseless’ and of ‘no effect’.
“Things have never been this bad in Ondo State. Who voted for Babajide as Governor, or his mother, Betty, both of whom have held the state by its jugular?
“Now that the State Executive Committee has decided to come and dance in the marketplace naked, it is clear the days of this government are numbered.”
Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the position of the PDP on the development as baseless.
APC in a statement issued by its Director of Media Publicity, Steve Otaloro, said, “It is disheartening to witness the PDP consistently disparage the achievements of Governor Akeredolu and his government, with their attacks being hopelessly wide of the mark.
“The latest criticism from the PDP regarding the State Executive Council’s resolution on Governor Akeredolu’s government is yet another example of baseless attacks.
“The resolution commended the Governor for his commitment to good governance, integrity, and his exemplary leadership, which has consistently motivated and inspired the council members to fulfil their duties to the state.”