By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Prince Stephen Adegbuyi Adesida has said that the State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu is playing pranks with the plights of the citizenry of the state by the unnecessary increase of fees and charges he is imposing on the people at will.
Adesida in a press statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the governor is handling matters that are affecting the common man on the street with levity.
“Imagine the incessant increase in tuition fee of AAUA students without considering the poor condition of their parents and also charging an unimaginable on the pregnant women, who were once enjoying free medical attention during his predecessor.
“The governor has forgotten so soon the promised he made with the people of the state in 2012 at Ayegunle Akoko during his campaign when he was the candidate of the then ACN, that he would not increase tuition fees of the students of Adekunle Ajasin university, Akungba Akoko and that of Rufus Giwa polytechnic, Owo, but now opposite is the case not minding the the hardship our people are passing through,” he said.
He urged Akeredolu to be weary of his actions on the people and apologize to the parents he arrested for making their grievances known on the increase.
“We don’t even know if Akeredolu is operating a military government where you can not say no to whatever he says, he should also be reminded that many of them that enjoyed free education during their time would not have been nobody if not for the opportunity, in fact nothing seems to be functioning in the state,” he said.
The party chairman therefore support the reverse of the tuition fee and that increment should not come at this hard time ,which the APC government has plunged everyone, the statement reads.
He therefore, urged the people of the state to vote out bad leaders and cultivate habit of voting right people to the position of authority.
He however asked them stop money politics and vote their conscience.