By Bisi LAWAL
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP said Nigerians, who voted for President Bola Tinubu, are now regretting wasting their votes.
The chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ondo state, Fatai Adams, said “PDP cannot be extinct, there are no such signs, and it will never be.”
Adams, in a statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei in Akure on Tuesday was reacting to the Ondo state chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state, Ade Adetimehin, who said that the PDP has gone into extinction.
The statement contained that PDP argued that the few months of President Tinubu has brought untold hardship to Nigerians.
Adams asserted that rather, it was the APC and its inhuman government that is responsible for Nigerians suffering and agony of the last eight years.
According to him “Adetimehin is probably the only person who is oblivious of the fact that, Ondo State people hold his party, APC and its inhuman government responsible for their suffering and agony of the last eight years.
Adams added that “especially the withdrawal of fuel subsidy and its biting effect on everybody.
“He does not realise that, even those who were tricked to vote APC in the 2023 general elections are already regretting and lamenting their miscalculation that has brought about untold hardship on them and their families.
“Such a man, if he has any sense of shame and responsibility should have been on his knees begging the people for the huge misfortune masterminded by his party.
“To now open his mouth in a most careless manner to say “PDP is now extinct” is not only laughable but mischief of the highest order.
Reacting to the defection of its members to the ruling party in the state, Adams said that “Majority of the 203 Councillors Adetimehin is celebrating for joining his party have not been active in the last two cycles of elections in Ondo State.
“A few of them have been in the APC since 2016. How the defection of such characters translates to PDP being extinct can only be understood by someone like Adetimehin who is presiding over a dangerously fragmented APC in the State but deludes himself with fun-seeking decampees who tell him tales by moonlight.
“The PDP in Ondo State is unruffled by a few persons who are in a self-destruct misadventure in Adetimehin’s sinking APC ship.
“While we sympathise with such persons, it is pathetic that those who should be weeping are dancing and rejoicing.
“But in no distant time, reality will dawn on them that, indeed, they lived a lie all along.
The party chairman declared that “PDP cannot be extinct, there are no such signs. And it will never be.”