|Chief Olisa Metuh; PDP National Scribe|
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the people of Ondo State for their emphatic rejection of tribalism and narrow political adventurism which were the hallmark of the campaign of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the just concluded gubernatorial election.
"How better do Nigerians say no to the drumbeats of tribalism and political narrowness than what the people of Ondo have just done with their votes? It is a quantum forward leap for those who understand the dangers of undue manipulation of national diversity for narrow political whims and a huge set back, utter rejection for the champions of ethnic politics."
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh said though the PDP was not declared the winner of the election, the Party was happy with the performance of its candidate "who obviously joined the race late."
"While we commend, Chief Olusola Oke, his running mate, members and supporters of our party, we wish to also congratulate Chief Olusegun Mimiko on his victory."
"In spite, another lesson is here for the nation, especially the opposition political parties to draw from the commitment of our great Party to the full
Entrenchment of the legacy of free, fair and credible polls. Ostensible is the manifest unwavering devotion of President Goodluck Jonathan to the cause of democracy. He led the campaign of our Party to Ondo and promised free and fair election. Free and fair election he has once more delivered."
The Party further commended the Independent National Electoral Commission and the security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the polls, "urging them to learn from any observed loopholes so as to continue improving in future elections."
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary