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  • Updated: October 13, 2020

Ondo Election: PDP Reveals Why It Is Yet To Congratulate APC, Accuses NNPC Of Aiding APC In Vote Buying

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.

READ ALSO: Ondo Election: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu

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.

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