APC blasts Adeleke for boasting to spend ‘hard currencies’ for election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state has tackled the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, for boasting that he had acquired enough money in hard currencies to pursue the July 16 governorship election in the state.

The PDP candidate had during one of his campaign boasted that he had acquired naira, dollars, pounds and Euros for the election. 

The PDP candidate said, “Osun people, you are the ones to decide. If it is about money, I have enough. I came with plenty money (hitting his pocket with his right hand). And it is not only naira, I came with dollars, pounds and Euro. This time around in Osun, it is fire for fire.”

The APC in a statement signed by the Director-General, Adegboyega Oyetola campaign council, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, Monday, described Adeleke’s boast as “absurd, unthinkable and totally unacceptable.”

The APC stated that Osun was not for sale to the highest bidder, maintaining that on daily basis, the PDP candidate is proving to the Osun electorate that he had nothing to offer.

“Osun people are not gullible. We have left them in no doubt of the quality our party, the APC and our Administration are made of, including the capacity of our candidate to deliver in the past three and half years. We have proved through our inclusive governance strategy that our people are our strength and that we do not take them for granted and we will never take them for granted. This explains why in spite of the way the 2018 election went, our administration began infrastructure intervention from Ede, the hometown of the PDP candidate.

“Osun people are enlightened, they know that the State and its citizens are not up for sale to the highest bidder. Therefore, the PDP candidate should keep his money. Or better still, he could deploy those resources to establish industries to provide jobs for the people. This way, he will also be supporting the present Administration’s noticeable efforts in the last three and half years to industrialize the State and change its narrative as a Civil Service State, to one bubbling with economic activities. 

“It is on record that the Oyetola-led administration has since inception taken concrete steps to open up the State for investments, and has been able to attract a number of investments into Osun, contributing to the economic growth of the State. 

“We assure the PDP candidate that, like the Administration did to other players in the private sector, we will provide a level playing ground for his business to thrive in Osun and its people derive maximum benefit from the investment,” APC added.