Face Your Crisis, Stop Hallucinating, Osun APC Tells PDP

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.

 

Osun 2018: Our Candidate Would Emerge Through Due Process – APC

The Osun Chapter of the the All Progressives Congress has urged members of the public especially party members to discountenance speculations and rumours that it will impose an aspirant on all governorship aspirants for September’s election.

The state party chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun in a statement said no aspirant or the other is either going to be imposed or has been particularly favoured to be the candidate of the party for the next governorship election in the state.

According to Famodun, Nothing of the sort has happened or is contemplated.

The statement said “Currently, party leaders and elders are engaging in a rigourous process of consultation about how to identify the appropriate aspirant, capable of representing the party, preserving its heritage and continuing with the development agenda and programmes of the party.”

“That candidate will eventually emerge through the constitutional process that the party has agreed to.”

“The public is hereby reassured that only the best will be presented as a candidate of the party.”

 

Osun APC To PDP: Concentrate On Putting Your House In Order Before Facing Us

The All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun has asked the PDP members to stop wasting their time on how to wrestle power from the ruling party.

The APC spokesperson, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, said this in a statement he issued on Sunday.

He tasked the opposition party to sort out its crisis first before planning to reclaim power from the APC.

Oyatomi said, “A party that cannot conduct ordinary ward congress in unity cannot stand in the way of the progressive APC. The PDP is populated by unserious people who cannot rule the good people of Osun State.”

 

‘No Disagreement In Osun APC Leadership’

The All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has categorically refuted the story published by the Independent Newspaper which gave the impression that the party leaders and elders were in disagreement with Gov Rauf Aregbesola over the issue of where the governorship candidate should emerge from and when to lift the ban on political activities for the purpose of the next governorship election. 

In response to the publication, the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy,  Kunle Oyatomi has described the story in its entirety as a fabrication and that there’s no iota of truth in it.

According to the party chieftain, there was no disagreement whatsoever at that meeting and that the leaders did not even discuss the issues the publication reported.

“What the meeting set out to discuss was a review of the last local government election and measures required to strengthen the party structure throughout the state

“It is rather unfortunate that the newspaper has been misled by unscrupulous individuals who fabricated the story for whatever undue advantage they thought they could gain from it.

“In the process, the newspaper itself has misled the public and tarnished its credibility.

“We hope in the future, this kind of error will not occur and the newspaper should always try to seek information from the appropriate quarters.

Osun APC Denies Disagreement In Leadership

By Nofisat Marindoti
The All Progressives Congress, APC, State of Osun, has refuted the story that there is a disagreement in the leadership of the party over the fast approaching governorship election.
A story published earlier in the Independent Newspaper had gave the impression that the party leaders and elders were in disagreement with Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the issue of where the governorship candidate should emerge from and when to lift the ban on political activities for the purpose of the next governorship election.
In response to the publication, the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi described the story in its entirety as a fabrication and with no iota of truth.
According to the party chieftain, there was no disagreement whatsoever at the meeting and the leaders did not even discuss the issues the publication reported there were disagreements on.
“What the meeting set out  to discuss was a review of the last local government election and measures required to strengthen the party structure throughout the state.
“It is unfortunate that the newspaper has been misled by unscrupulous individuals who fabricated the story for whatever advantage they thought they could get from it.
“In the process, the newspaper itself has misled the public. We hope in the future, this kind of error will not occur and the newspaper should always try to seek information from the appropriate quarters.” Oyatomi added.

Social Protection Policy: Osun APC Boasts Of Govt Success

The All Progressives Congress is claiming that the state of Osun has again taken the lead to initiate a comprehensive Social Protection Policy framework of global standard that will continuously engage in alleviating poverty and promoting a dignified life for all segments of society.

This policy targets the vulnerable, especially from birth to working age, with the sustainable provision of healthcare, education, training for skills acquisition and the empowerment of youths and provision of social amenities for the under-privileged’, the party said.

In a statement from the Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy signed by its Director, Kunle Oyatomi in Osogbo, the party said that Osun Social Protection Policy’ is the framework for institutionalising the efforts of the state government to alleviate and eventually eliminate poverty in all its ugly manifestations in the state.

According to the APC, when fully incorporated into the laws of the state, it will become mandatory for any government in power to continue with the policy by prioritising measures to ensure a life of dignity for all in the state.

The party reminded people of the state since seven years ago that the Aregbesola-led APC  government started the revolution of re-branding and re-engineering the state for sustainable development and a life more abundant, Osun has been at the forefront of initiating and excelling in providing social protection programmes and services to the people.

“One of the most extensive and impactful programmes was the school feeding service, not only did it significantly affect the health of the children involved, it took some burden off parents and massively had the unintended effect of increasing school enrolment’, the party said.

“In a similar way the O’YES programme also pulled 40,000 youths off the streets of Osun and gave them not just jobs, but also training and start-up funds to empower some others to establish enterprises after their training. Twenty thousand more youths will again be called up soon!

“Besides, the social security scheme that covered vulnerable senior citizens in Osun  set Osun apart from the rest of Nigeria so much so that people of goodwill all over the world applauded while negative people and misinformed critics especially in the opposition riled against and condemned the government for initiating these schemes”, the APC stated.

“However, the United Nations, especially, in collaboration with the Federal Government, is ignoring critics and fake news outlets that perpetually demonise the APC government,  to single out the state as the best place to start institutionalisation of this Social Protection Policy to alleviate and eventually eliminate abject poverty from our society’, the APC argued.

“While cynics and kleptocrats demonise Aregbesola and the APC government at home, Federal Government  and United Nations continue to approve and appreciate the efforts of Osun to address the issues of poverty  and access to good and healthy social life style of its citizenry.

“The culmination of this collaboration was the approval of a draft proposal which will make Osun the first state in Nigeria to institutionalise the ‘Osun Social Protection Policy, the APC said.

“When passed into law, any politician who attempts to abrogate it would be guilty of a crime against humanity because it will take only a virtually inhuman political actor to scrap that law”, the APC concluded.

 

APC Warns Osun Residents Of PDP Lies Ahead Governorship Election

The All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has warned ‘citizens of the state and those elsewhere in the country who care about truth to be particularly careful of the dangerous lies of the PDP being spread through its fake news outlets in the internet about events in the state’.

According to the APC, ‘in this election year, the PDP will get beyond itself in telling outright lies to confuse, deceive or mislead those  who have limited access to authentic information in order to demonize the state government and attempt to win people’s sympathy’.

In a press release from the APC Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy, and signed by its Director, Kunle Oyatomi, the party said that whatever information put out there in the social or regular media by the PDP should be regarded as a cocktail of distorted information, outright lies and disinformation materials, should be taken with a grain of salt’.

The APC was particularly peeved by stories inserted in the depraved social media used by PDP troll to the effect that only about 100 people loyal to the party were paid backlog of pensioners’ entitlement, which the government started disbursing on Monday.

‘But the truth’, according to the APC, ‘is that 2006 people have had disbursements totalling N1.2 billion, either in gratuity or contributory pension and another N150 million has again been approved during the week for the same purpose. And we confirm that the payments were made without discrimination’.

‘So for the PDP media of lies and wickedly made-up stories to diminish the impact of this exercise on the fake news outlets, is disgraceful, and unbecoming of a party that seeks political power in Osun’, the APC declared.

The APC said that ‘the marvelous achievements of the Aregbesola-led APC government, even at a time of limited resources on the home-stretch of his tenure, will get the PDP into desperation  and resort to lies and made-up stories all in the attempt to tarnish the APC before the electorate.

‘Osun people should first demand proof from the PDP  before giving any credence to stories from their factories of lies.

‘Concorting lies against your opponent is not politics; rather it’s wickedness. When individuals who should otherwise behave responsibly prefer reprehensible conduct and trading in criminal falacies, then people of Osun and observers out there should recognize sport-on, that such individuals are both fake and bad losers; they are not to be trusted to run a progressive government.

‘That’s the kind of politicians that the PDP has on offer in the state of Osun – deplorable’, the APC said.

Osun Guber: APC To Lift Ban On Aspirants In 2 Weeks Time – Party Chair

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state has declared that the ban placed on gubernatorial contestants in the party will be lifted in two weeks’ time.

This was made known by the State Chairman of the APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun while featuring on a live radio programme in Ilesha on Friday.

He said the ban was necessary in order to concentrate on the election leading to the emergence of councillors under a new electoral system.

According to him, ” the introduction of Parliamentary system of government at the local level, Creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) and the conduct of local government elections made the party to strategically place ban on all governorship election activities, and in as much as the APC is a disciplined party, all party members and leaders supported us in ensuring peace and progress in the party”.

Prince Famodun eulogised Aregbesola for converting every challenge to opportunity, saying that in the history of Osun, Ogbeni Aregbesola has performed beyond people’s expectations and his unprecedented developmental achievements are indelible in all nooks and crannies of Osun, adding that no governor had performed up to what Ogbeni has done so far.

“Governor Aregbesola has done very well in construction of roads, bridges, standard schools, poverty alleviation job creations, Agriculture, security, Urban renewal, rural electrification and many that are numerous to mention, the achievements of this government will definitely speak for us and we will win the governorship election convincingly”.

The APC Chairman, therefore enjoined all party members, supporters and sympathizers to continue to give their unalloyed support and cooperation to the government and the APC to ensuring continuity of government so that more of unusual developmental projects will be experienced in the state of Osun after winning September 22 governorship election by our great party, APC.

Battle For The Soul Of Osun Begins, Says APC

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.

“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.

“They will attempt a violent performance worse than that of 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.

These claims were made in a statement signed by the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi and made available to the media in Osogbo.

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.

“In practical terms, this PDP resolve means bringing a calamitous evil on the state, the kind of which has never been witnessed since its creation some 28 years ago. That is the kind of disaster impossible to recover from in decades”, the APC warned.

“And this is telling everybody who cares about the future of their children and grandchildren to brace up for the fight of a lifetime come this year 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.

Battle For Osun’s Soul Has Begun – APC

 

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.

LG Poll: A Massive Triumph For Osun – APC

The All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has described its victory at last Saturday council polls as a massive triumph for the people and the state of Osun, and one big step forward for the popular desire of Nigerians to revert to parliamentary democracy.

In a statement from the Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy, signed by its Director, Kunle Oyatomi and made available to the media in Osogbo, the party congratulated the people for the emphatic statement they got across to the haters of progress in Osun that “the people know what they want and they will not allow themselves to be deceived by the shenanigans of the opposition.

According to the party, “beyond the electoral victory, is the political step forward into the less expensive parliamentary democracy, which will now start in Osun local government setting for the first time in 52 years since our parliamentary democracy was abruptly halted by the military interregnum in 1966.

“When the import of this election will be addressed in the history books in the future, the state of Osun will be celebrated as a catalyst for the return of parliamentary democracy if not in Nigeria, certainly in Yorubaland.

“Those who objected to the development met their waterloo in the court and owing to their obsession for retaining the presidential system; they shot themselves in the foot, anticipating victory at the court by not registering to participate in the election. They miscalculated so badly that it turned out a double tragedy for them.

“And as God would have it against the PDP and its co-travelers, their double tragedy translated into double massive victory for the APC and the people of Osun”, the party and the entire populace celebrated.

The APC therefore thanked the people for their support, loyalty and appreciation of all the good things that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led government and the party have done to bring the state from the doldrums in which the PDP left it, to the pacesetter state it is now.

“Whatever the opposition parties are saying about the election, is symptomatic of ‘the grapes are sour’ mentality.

“Those who love to hate will ultimately hate themselves in failure and deceit.

“That is the fate of the PDP and its opposition partners”, the Party concluded.