A socio-political group in Osun State, Youth for Good Governance (YGG), last Thursday in a press conference, has disclosed that the re-run election in Ekiti State would expose more atrocities of the embattled Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The group stated that apart from test-running the President Yar’Adua’s commitment to rule of law and electoral reform, it would provide a platform for Nigerians to access the attitude of INEC at organizing free and fair elections.
Co-coordinator of the group, Prince Adeniran Adeyemi inferred that the few opportunists who intend to hold the South-West to ransom in the name of joining mainstream politics would not only be exposed, but also be put to shame at the re-run election.
The group maintained that Oyinlols’s atrocities before, during and after the 2007 general elections are no longer news, but his attempt to export same antics to Ekiti State, confirmed his insatiable thirst for power at all cost.
The group insisted that for a man that is battling with legitimacy problem in his state to have gone ahead to plan to foment trouble in another state, clearly indicates that PDP is a lawless party.
According to the group, the various civil organizations and other observer groups would be very careful to ensure that all the attempts of the overbearing parties to rig during the re-run election in Ekiti State is tackled.
Speaking on the political and economic situations in the state, Adeyemi opined that the people would have to keep their faith in God, as he said that the PDP-led government in the state lacks the foresight to tackle the masses’ problems.
He insisted that since the inception of Oyinlola’s administration in Osun in the last six years, not a single people-oriented programme has been successfully implemented.
Also, the group asserted that opposition members would continue to suffer persecution in the state, except the new Election Petitions Tribunal, when constituted is mandated to operate on daily-basis in order to complete its assignment in good time.
The group berated the legislature and the judiciary for making themselves stooges of the executive arm by failing to perform their various oversight functions.
They however, stated that the Ekiti re-run election would not only expose the excesses of the PDP in the South-West, but also expose their atrocities in other states, where such elections had taken place.
By SHINA ABUBAKAR