30000 jobs: PDP accuses Akeredolu of deceit
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West has flayed the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) over his promise to create 30,000 jobs within his first 100 days in office if elected, describing it as fraudulent and cheap deceit.
The governorship hopeful had made the pledge on Wednesday, while on campaign tour of the Akoko area of the state.
But the PDP said it was fraudulent for the former Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) President to ask youths to submit their CVs to his campaign office, wondering how many of the state indigenes he had helped before now. It, therefore, warned Ondo State people to beware of the “conmen in the ACN.”
In a statement issued by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Kayode Babade, the PDP said it was necessary to call the attention of the people of the State to the “419” jobs promise, because it appeared the only tangible programme the ACN had for the people.
However, the party warned that: “Before heeding Akeredolu’s call to submit their credentials to his campaign office, youths in Ondo State should first ask him (Akeredolu) how many youths from the State he had assisted in the past. Akeredolu should tell the people how many youths he awarded scholarship before now? How many youths did he use his position as NBA President to provide jobs for? Is it now that he wants to be governor that he had suddenly realised that Ondo youths need jobs?
“Most importantly, is Akeredolu’s 30,000 jobs the same as the N8,500 per month paid graduates in Osun State OYES job scheme, or Ekiti State N10,000 per month for graduate volunteer job?
Babade said: “If that is the kind of 30,000 jobs he intends to create, Akeredolu should better reserve the jobs for members of his family and children of his party leaders, who will be happy with N120,000 per annum employment.”
Calling on the people of Ondo State to “shine their eyes”, and reject the ACN, which he described as a party of deceit, Babade said; “We in the PDP have delivered on our promises to the people of Ondo State before. The records are there and we will deliver again.”
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