All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun has alerted its members, supporters and friends including every concerned citizen of the state that the epic battle for the soul and future of the state has just started.
According to the party, ‘the critical first stage of that struggle has been concluded with a comprehensive victory for the APC in the last local government election and the swearing in of councillors last week.
A statement by the party’s Director of Research, Publicity and Strategy, Barr Kunle Oyatomi says ‘That is a positive sign but not without a battle for the ultimate victory, come September 2018. The prime adversary of the APC and the people of Osun, who are massed up in the opposition led by the notoriously unstable PDP, are also preparing for a battle royale to upturn whatever progress has been made in the state since 2010.
Oyatomi said ‘They will attempt a violent performance worse than in 2014; they will come with the vengeance of hungry, angry and wounded lions to destroy and devour, but they will be contained’, the APC assured.
The APC warned that, ‘what is involved in the governorship election this September is life threatening for the soul and the future of Osun.
‘The people will be called upon to determine whether the state should continue with the progress made so far under the leadership.of the APC government, or the vultures who mismanaged the state between 2003 and 2010 should again be handed a blank cheque to return the state to the era of the locust under a reckless PDP government.
‘The choices are stark’, the party continued, ‘if you vote APC, you will be voting for continuity, but if you vote for the gang of PDP opposition, you would have signed the death warrant of Osun because that party had said openly that it will destroy everything done by the APC under Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s leadership.
It alleged that ‘In practical terms, this PDP resolve means bringing a calamitous evil on the state of Osun, unknowing since its creation some 28 years ago. That is the kind of disaster impossible to recover from in decades.’
‘The prospects are gory; which makes failure to keep the APC momentum of progress going not an option at all.
‘And this is telling everybody who cares about the future of their children and grandchildren to brace up for the fight of a lifetime In September.
‘All councillors that have just been sworn in at the local governments should provide leadership and impress it on people of their localities that wisdom demands that, at this point in time in the state of Osun; PDP is not an alternative to APC, and that if the state must continue to develop, then the only viable choice is APC’, the party concluded.