COVID-19: Stop engaging in Unproductive Political Gymnastic —APC warns Ondo PDP

By: Ade Adetona

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed allegation by the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state that accused it of violating government’s directives on how to stem the spread of Coronavirus.

The ruling party in Press Statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaye said it is an erroneous insinuation and unproductive political gymnastic for the PDP to make such allegation.

Kalejaye said, “as a responsible political party, that is sufficiently knowledgeable about the dangers inherent in playing games with the global pandemic, the APC can neither indulge, nor encourage violation of the directives.”

Ondo APC advised PDP, politicians and political parties to upgrade their concerns for the wellbeing of the people, and suppress the natural instinct to criticize for political gains.

Below is the full text of the APC Press Statement;

COVID-19: WE DO NOT VIOLATE CONTAINMENT MEASURES

Our attention has been drawn to an allegation that the Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) violates government directives on how to stem the spread of Coronavirus. This is an erroneous insinuation, and unproductive political gymnastic.

Truth is, the chapter recently held a few online meetings, to interact as a family. We opted for online to promote compliance with measures spelt out by the State Government and the NCDC.

As a responsible political party, that is sufficiently knowledgeable about the dangers inherent in playing games with the global pandemic, the APC can neither indulge, nor encourage violation of the directives.

We implore politicians and political parties to upgrade their concerns for the wellbeing of the people, and suppress the natural instinct to criticize for political gains.

The Ondo APC appreciates all residents of the state for joining hands with the government and its agents to tackle the dreaded menace, in the interest of all. We assure that the APC-led government in Ondo State will not relax its crave for palliative measures to confront food insecurity while the situation lasts.

Alex Kalejaye,
Publicity Secretary,
APC, Ondo State

26th April, 2020

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