Ondo APC suspends campaign over fuel, cash scarcity
By Our Correspondent
The Ondo State of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has ordered the immediate suspension of its campaign activities in the state over the current scarcity of fuel and new naira notes.
Mr Ade Adetimehin, the state chairman of the party, in a statement on Wednesday in Akure, explained that the decision was in sympathy with residents of the state.
“The party has, therefore, directed chairmen, and Directors-General at all levels, within the chapter, to suspend rallies, in sympathy with our people,” Adetimehin said.
The chairman expressed regrets that the country was experiencing unusual shortage of petrol and scarcity of the new naira notes few weeks to “an all-important general election.”
He argued that the people of the state had the right to be angry, and express same over the unfortunate development, but urged them to do so as “patriots that believed in a better tomorrow.”
“As a party, we identify with our people at this unpleasant period. We agree they are exercising their rights, but we urge them to do so with measure of restraints.
“Our strong believe is that this time shall fade soon,” he added.
He commended the efforts of the Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu-led administration to ameliorate the harsh situation and ensuring the security of residents of the state.
Adetimehin called on chieftains and members of the party to show more understanding and identify with those in their various localities to ease the tension.