The Ondo State Government on Saturday accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state of being jealous of the achievements of Governor Rotimi in the last two and a half years.
The Ondo State chapter of PDP had on Friday bemoaned what it described as “continued dilapidation of infrastructures in the state.”
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Ayo Fadaka, flayed the suspension of the School Feeding Programme of the federal government in the state and also said public facilities had been neglected by the Akeredolu administration.
Fadaka also stated that if the administration could not build new infrastructural facilities, it should maintain the ones it inherited.
But a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, described the PDP’s criticism as a sign of jealousy and a product of “persons haunted by their collective inadequacy”
According to the statement, “the feeling of inadequacy emerges as a reaction or solution to those feelings of undone things on the part of PDP.
“In this instance, we do not expect a group of persons, who for lack of capacity, mere desperation for power and profligacy, left so many things undone, to clap for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu when the people of the Ondo State are in common agreement that the face of infrastructure has changed.
“It will be uncharitable to think that some persons will wait to be reminded of their ignoble past when under Governor Akeredolu, within two and half years, development has heightened unimaginably.”
The statement further said the Akeredolu administration would not be distracted and will continue to ensure that its policies have positive impact on the lives of residents in the state, noting that “taking these tissues of lies to the undeserved ambience of reaction is to raise the bar beyond the display of ignorance by the PDP.”
Ojogo said the government welcomes constructive criticisms but not the ones laced with lies and with the intentions to paint the administration in bad light.
“As a government, we shall not consider any opposition content as inimical. It is part of democracy.
“Just as we continue to resist, as we have resolved over time, the alluring temptation and pressure to look deep into the past, disallowing PDP a little space for their mindless shamelessness will be unkind on the part of the media, but it is not time to talk yet,” the statement added.