The PDP had mobilised a dubious coalition of so-called civil society ‘activists’ to demonstrate in support of civil servants’ strike over the salaries’ crisis, which the APC government of President Mohammadu Buhari has now resolved.
But unknown to the PDP, a huge crowd of APC supporters had gathered to celebrate the Federal government’s intervention to help states that have been unable to pay workers salaries as a result of the massive looting of the nation’s treasury by the ousted Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP government.
Before the PDP-sponsored hoodlums, in the name of civil society ‘activitists’ knew what was happening, an intimidating crowd of jubilant APC supporters emerged from the Alekuwodo axis of the state capital, Osogbo, and advanced to the potential trouble makers that were waiting at Olaiya.
On sighting the crowd, the PDP-sponsored ‘activists’ fled in panic, some of them losing their shoes and fex caps in the process.
Shortly afterwards, the triumphant moment arrived as the governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola drove up to the jubilant crowd on his way to work at Abere. The scene was like mini-rally.
The APC hailed the people for this emphatic demonstration of solidarity with the governor and his Party in spite of the vicious campaign of hate and demonization of the Aregbesola government which the PDP has orchestrated in the last couple of weeks.
The party also thanked the security forces for standing firm in defence of law and order, which effectively kept in check agents and sponsors of chaos and violence in the state of Osun.
Finally, the APC also thanked President Buhari for coming to the aid of all Nigerian workers whose lives were made miserable by PDP’s crime of looting the nation’s treasury, and systematically destroying Nigeria’s economy.
‘The people of Nigeria and Osun in particular will for ever remember this action of Buhari, which signals the possibility of a progressive future for the country’, the APC said.
Barr. Kunle Oyatomi
Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy,
APC, State of Osun.