The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has illustrated the alleged hardship and lack of vision that the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) leadership represents with what he calls the enslavement of the people of Ekiti shortly after the return of the state to the grip of the party.
The governor, in a statement by his Media Aide, Semiu Okanlawon, was quoted as stating this at the official flag-off campaign for re-election of the Governor of Oyo state, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan.
He was quoted as saying Yorubaland has not gained anything reasonable from the PDP.
Aregbesola said that since 1962, the party has not changed its orientation from that of a conservative and anti-people posture saying it’s not strange that the party still stands oppressive to the people.
The governor pointed out that it took the Yorubaland a serious work to be free from the shackles of the PDP in South-west when it regained power from the party.
He said, “It is saddening that Ekiti fell back to the hands of these oppressors. In less than four months when they took over in the state through rigging, the people of the state are facing oppression, deceit and a government of force.
“It is very painful to every progressive mind that Ekiti has fallen back to backwardness and underdevelopment, our prayer is that in no distant time, APC will take over the state.
“The Yoruba nation has not gained any meaningful development under the reign of the party. Their government is nothing but deceit, underdevelopment, oppression and hardship. We should all be prepared to vote for the progressives so that we can witness development in our land and Nigeria.
“APC is a party that has no tolerance for corruption and all this unpleasant vices of the PDP. All patriotic citizens should come together to vote in APC for development to continue in Oyo and Nigeria”. Aregbesola told the Mapo gathering.
He queried a situation where the Federal government will because of political gains empower an individual in the area of kerosene supply to the detriment of the masses who bear the brunt of the kerosene importation.
“They sell kerosene to Nigerians as high as 120 Naira per litre instead of forty naira ninety kobo to an individual in their Transformation Agenda of Nigeria (TAN), only for the individual to give it to marketers at ninety five naira.
“Is it not oppressive for the PDP-led Federal Government to now allow a margin of close to forty five naira to be shared or used for its presidential re-election campaign?” He stated.
The governor charged the people to go for their Permanent Voters Cards for them to participate in the election.
He also used the occasion to remind the people of Oyo state and Nigerians of the crucial task ahead come February 14 and 28 elections.
Aregbesola emphasised that, “We must all be ready to play our roles in ensuring a better Nigeria, the elections give us the opportunity to decide who we want as leaders and with our Permanent Voters Cards and voting right, the future of the country will be secured”.