THE All Progressives Congress (APC) Osun State has expressed confidence that it it would conveniently win next year’s governorship election in the state going by the level of its performance and acceptability by the people.
The party also asserted that; “No matter who is chosen as PDP flag-bearer for the 2018 governorship in Osun, or whoever jumps ship from the APC to gang up with the PDP, the ruling party will still win convincingly.”
This was according to a statement by the Party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, and made available to the media in Osogbo on Sunday, against the backdrop of news circulating as to who will be the PDP candidate and whether or not the opposition plans to entice some elements in APC to make the PDP win.
According to the APC; “What the PDP failed to understand is that it (PDP) has such a terrible image in the state that no matter who, from the APC defects to PDP, the good people of Osun can’t choose PDP as an alternative to APC, notwithstanding what happened in Osun West Senatorial District bye election in June this year.
“So, those who may be tempted to jump ship and aligned with the PDP are aware of the monstrosity they will be moving into; an action that will amount to cutting their noses to spite their faces. That’s not a winning strategy” the APC added.
The ruling party revealed that; “PDP in Osun suffers multiple political defects, which worsen by the day, as a result of the lack of respectable, focussed and dignified leadership that Osun people can trust.”
The APC further argued that; “Although a personality appears to encapsulate everything that’s wrong with the PDP leadership, the problem however runs deep in the rank and file.
“In addition, the Osun PDP appears to be structured on a heartless, capitalist business model which end-goal is profit at all cost, no matter whose ox is gored’, the APC alleged.
“It is this PDP’s mantra of ‘chop and quench’, (apologies to late Fela Anikulapo Kuti) that has attracted predominantly gold diggers into the party, especially politicians who have little or no scruples about enriching themselves with public funds at the expense of the people they were elected to serve.
“Besides, the use of violence by the PDP has become such a nasty part of their DNA, that rather than gain the people’s confidence, they earn rejection – that’s why the PDP can’t win the governorship election in Osun.
“But above all, the PDP’s reckless and baseless antagonism to virtually everything Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has done since 2010, including the party’s proclamation to reverse all of it, make the PDP not only detestable, but also unelectable in the state of Osun.
“Therefore, it is not a realisable dream for the PDP to be emerging itself in power at Abere, come Nov. 2018.
“The party is terribly unhealthy politically to govern the state, “the APC concluded.