All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has told the Peoples Democratic Party to face its crises-ridden party sort out themselves and stop hallucinating on how to ‘wrestle’ power from the ruling party.
The ruling APC said a party that cannot conduct ordinary wards congresses in unity cannot stand in the way of the progressive APC.
According to a statement by the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, in the last three years or so, the PDP has embroiled in fractional leadership crisis, fighting over who should control the party, which has generated into having two secretariats up till now.
“They are unserious and can’t rule over the good people of Osun who have been enjoying dividends of democracy over seven years now.
“Osun cannot afford to make a wrong decision because that will be inviting the evil that is waiting in the wings to destroy the glorious achievements that Osun has seen since 2010.
“Every citizen of the state should look around himself or herself and ask this vital question: is this Osun I used to know when the PDP was in power?
“Wonderful citizens of Osun, let us take you through the memory lane and ask residents of Osogbo in particular the following questions: is Osogbo looking better today than it was between 2003 and 2010?
“If you can honestly say yes, then the party which made the city better is the one to trust, not the ‘Ojelus’ in PDP who allowed the city to rot and became a death trap as the season changed.
“ The residents of Osogbo would not forget the ‘Gbonmi’, where every time it rained, residents of the area suffered devastating losses of human lives and the destruction of properties.
“You should not forget that for the seven and half years that the PDP was in power in the state, it abandoned ‘Gbonmi’ and became complicit in the disasters that regularly happened there and other areas of ‘Omiyale’.
“What about Alekuwodo?, the party further asked, ‘do you appreciate the beauty and the feel of that area of Osogbo? So is Olaiya and the recently commissioned Workers Drive look better?
“Talk about ‘Omigade’ area. You remember how hopelessly abandoned that area was? It was so inaccessible, even motorcyclists (okada) refused to ply roads in that area.
“That was the ugliness of Osogbo during the PDP regime. But today, how does Omigade look like? It has become a choice residential area where the property premium is very attractive.
“That’s the beauty of the Aregbesola’s approach to governance, ‘according to the APC, adding, ‘those who have eyes to see, brains to think and a conscience to work with will adore the revolutionary changes that have taken place in Osun, especially in Osogbo.
“There are many more places like Omigade in Osogbo that have been restored from their miserable condition to places of choice in the state capital.
“They include Old Garage, Ofatedo, Awosuru and Eleyele. You, good people of Osun, the governor and his party that brought about this transformation are now involved in a political transition.
“The PDP says it wants to come back to power. Does your conscience tell you that that party is an alternative to APC?’, the party asked.
“Can you in good conscience prefer a party that left the state to rot; that allowed flood to claim lives and properties and that practically squandered the resources of the state to return to power and do worst things?
“God forbid”, the APC proclaimed’, adding that ‘those who are clamouring for a reversal of the success and progress that Osun has made under the APC government, led by Rauf Aregbesola are worst than the devil itself.