The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed why it is yet to congratulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the victory of Rotimi Akeredolu at the Ondo state Governorship election.
Making this revelation in a statement signed by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, the party berated the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC Governor Mai Mala Buni for asking PDP to congratulate Akeredolu on his victory at the election.
Ologbodyina in the statement challenged Buni to rather address the allegation of diversion of oil fund to fund the APC vote-buying act rather than seek a congratulatory message from PDP.
"Perhaps, Governor Buni is not aware that information available in the public space and to the PDP showed that a very top-level management official of the NNPC, through a northwest governor elected on the platform of the APC, diverted huge amounts of money, in dollar, from our nation oil resources to fund vote-buying in the Ondo election.
"Instead of begging the PDP for a congratulatory message, Governor Buni should rather speak to this disturbing stealing of oil money to fund his party's vote-buying at the expense of Nigerians who are bearing the brunt of the increase in the pump price of fuel and corruption in the oil sector under the APC," the statement by Ologbodiyan read in part.
Further revealing that PDP will be making its position on the outcome of the election known in a due cause, Ologbodiyan wrote
"While our party will, in due course, make its official position on the outcome of the Ondo election known, the PDP, urges President Muhammadu Buhari to take steps that will accelerate the amendment of the Electoral Act, which was stalled following his failure to sign the amended Act of the National Assembly in 2019."
It will be recalled that APC during the just concluded election in Ondo state defeated Eyitayo Jegede of PDP and 16 others with a margin of over 90,000 votes.