By Toba Ajisafe
Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress has urged people of the state to support the Aregbesola-led administration saying Peoples Democratic Party has nothing to offer the people and should not be taken seriously.
Osun APC in a statement issued over the weekend and made available to OSUN DEFENDER by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, said that, PDP should tell the people of Osun what policy thrust it has in plan to substitute what Aregbesola has done for students, teachers and educational infrastructure in the last seven years.
The statement read, “Osun has challenged the PDP to immediately stop its nasty criticism of the APC government and start to articulate its own alternative agenda of what that party will do differently for the people of the state.
”We challenge these loud-mouthed and weak critics of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s projects to tell us at least what the PDP will do better on education, youth employment and social security for a start.
“For over seven years now, the PDP has been shouting that it will destroy all Aregbesola’s projects. The people of Osun deserve to know, what the PDP will replace the whole infrastructure on ground already, with.
‘It’s cheap and indolent to keep criticising someone when you cannot provide an alternative, so that the world can assess whether or not the alternative on offer is worth the effort to consider or reject outright.
The statement also challenged PDP, ”Show your sincerity and ability to think outside the box like our unusual governor, or if you can’t, then keep quiet,’ the APC challenged the PDP, adding that, ‘he who criticizes without providing an alternative is an opportunist who has nothing to offer and should not be taken seriously.
”If PDP wants the people of Osun to take their party seriously, let them tell us what they will do differently, and how they will fund their own project.
”Tell the citizens of Osun, whether or not you will break down the schools Aregbesola built. Say it loud and clear whether or not you will redesign, uproot and reconstruct the roads and bridges; destroy and rebuild Nelson Mandela Freedom Park; go round the state of Osun and urge the people to pile up dirt in the streets in their environment.
‘Tell us your alternative plan to stop flooding different from how Aregbesola did it. Are you going to now stop feeding children at schools in the state which the Federal Government has continued, but which the PDP criticized? Will the PDP cancel the airport project in which the Turkish government has shown interest?
”Let the PDP come clean and tell the world if it will reject and stop all the World Bank, European Union and other internationally funded projects that Aregbesola attracted to Osun?
”If the PDP cannot give us details of what it will do differently – including how the party intends to find the money to pay full salaries to workers, different from what APC government is doing currently, then they will be exposed for the fraudulent critics and politicians we have always known them to be”.