Not tired of past frustrations on every move aimed at ejecting Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola out of office at all cost, the ousted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state hadembarked on another move to gang-up and frustrate the current administration in the state, investigation has revealed.
In order to prosecute their plans,PDP chieftains have been calling on each other,on the need to reunite and drop their political indifferences,to bring human and financial resources together to frustrate Aregbesola administration out of office.
Investigation revealed on Wednesday that the party had been mapping out another strategy to incite the people of the state against Governor Aregbesola, if eventually, the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the state workers was called-off.
Part of the strategies adopted by the PDP, OSUN DEFENDER learnt, was sponsorship of labour unions and funding of opposition programmes, on a television station, owned by the Federal Government in the state.
Findings showed that the chieftains of the party had been working assiduously, to resurrect a moribund local newspaper, which was the mouthpiece of the PDP, while it was in power in the state.
The said newspaper had earlier been used against the Action Congress of Nigeria-led (ACN) government, when Aregbesola took over the mantle of leadership of the state, before the paper died a natural death due to disunity in the PDP and non-availability of funds.
Sources within the party confided in the medium that the chieftains of the party had secured the commitment of some government officials in the state civil service, who would be supplying them confidential information about the running of Aregbesola’s administration in the state.
It was gathered that the PDP chieftains,had also reached out to some perceived aggrieved members of the ACN, with a view to wooing them into their fold.
This step, according to impeccable sources,was to cause internal crisis within the ruling party, which would afford the PDP, to launch an onattack on Aregbesola’s government.
The sources disclosed to OSUN DEFENDER, that the PDP chieftains, at a meeting held at the palace of a traditional ruler in the state last Sunday, also concluded plans to embark on moves to start blackmailing the person of Aregbesola and his administration in commercial buses, commercial motorcycle, restaurants, beer parlours and in market places.
Presently, the PDP, the source further revealed, had planted some people in the ACN,with a mission to spy for the opposition party.
In order to form a formidable opposition, the PDP chieftains had been appealing to each other to reunite, a cause that was being championed by an Iwo-born stalwart of the party, Chief Abiola Ogundokun.
Ogundokun had last week called for an emergency unity among members of the defeated party, in order to make an in-road back into the governance of the state, adding that there was an urgent need for the members, to come together and rebuild the party and make it strong again.