The Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the party’s loss in Ekiti State does not pose a threat to it in Ogun.
The party said this on Monday in a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Sola Lawal.
The party said it was imperative to issue the statement following reports that APC was now jittery over the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, victory in Ekiti.
“In the aftermath of the outcome of the Ekiti State governorship election of June 21, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State is not worried about the loss of the party to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose”, the APC said.
Mr. Lawal said the party is confident that the infrastructural development as created by the Ibikunle Amosun administration, would be translated into electoral victory for the APC.
The Ogun APC also dispelled the insinuation that the Gov. Amosun administration embarked on panicky welfarist measures following the trouncing of APC in Ekiti State, saying that all recently executed policies of the administration have been products of long planning.
“For instance, the public distribution of severance gratuity cheques to more than 200 past political office holders by the administration on Tuesday June 24, barely 48 hours after the Ekiti election, could not have been planned, processed and executed in such a limited period of time if it was informed by the outcome of Ekiti election”, the party stated.
The party recalled that at the occasion, the governor explained that the exercise was delayed by the insistence of the administration to ensure payment of backlog of pension and gratuity of civil servants before turning to past political office holders.
The current administration in Ogun, the APC said, has always paid salaries promptly, including the extra one month salary every December.
The party said “On the educational front, massive investments in schools’ infrastructure, such as intra-school road network and new modern classrooms have been effected, while bursaries have been astronomically increased and promptly paid apart from scholarship and grants to challenged students”.