Monday, 18 September 2017

In Osun: PDP, APC trade words over 2018 governorship election.

Osun State APC and PDP are engaging each other in a war of words as the 2018 gubernatorial election in the state draws nearer.

A war of words have been reignited in Osun state between the two biggest political party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressive Congress.

In a recent report by The Punch, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Sarafa Isola,  fired a salvo against the APC saying the ruling party is already jittery ahead of 2018.

Isola says that the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state cannot survive the ‘electoral hurricane’ coming in 2018.

While working to reconcile the two factions within the PDP in the state, Isola says it was obvious the APC was jittery about the moves to reconcile the warring factions of the opposition party.

He says, “The reaction of the APC is an outburst of a drowning sailor, who would ordinarily want to hold on to every straw with the hope of survival. There is however no hope for the APC surviving this coming electoral   hurricane because the people of Osun State are ready to change this ineffective government come 2018.”

The former Minister of Mines and Steel Development also says the PDP was conscious of the fact that its victory in the Osun West Senatorial District by-election is a result of concerted efforts by leaders and stakeholders,  who all agreed to work together in the interest of the “oppressed and suffering masses of the state.”

However, the APC has challenged the PDP to tell the people of the state its alternative plans to the policies of the present APC-led government.

Osun APC spokesperson, Kunle Oyatomi, says the opposition party had been criticising Aregbesola-led government for the past seven years without giving alternative to the “laudable projects of the administration.”

According to him, the people of the state will not take the PDP seriously if the party could not give alternatives to the policies of the ruling party.

The statement read, “If the 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 projects.”

The second term of the incumbent Governor, Rauf Aregbesola of the APC will end on November 26, 2018.

By Gbenga Bada.
Culled from Pulse NG.

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