OPINION: Retaining And Sustaining The People’s Mandate

Date Posted: July 24, 2015 at 6:34 am

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We of the Osun Progressive Left today organized this parley with the media both print and electronic In order to update the whole world with the politics of do-or-die with extreme bitterness and violence by which the opposition party represented by peoples Democratic Party and their thugs are terrorizing the state.

The basis of our support a popular organizations are cleared, this is based on the pro-peoples, best practice and world acclaimed achievements of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is in doubt as it touches everybody and every part of the state. This media briefing is a show of support and solidarity for a government constituted by the popular mandate of the people through victory in an election upheld as free and fair in all the tribunals up to the Supreme Court.

We actually sympathized with the worker’s who are being owed salaries. We appeal with great concern over this national calamity which is not peculiar to the State of Osun alone but about 24 other states, in fact all states in Nigeria today either owns the salary of states, local government or pensioners, with the exception of lagos. One begins to wonder why Osun state and Mr. Governor are single out for vilifications.

 The peoples democratic party (PDP) shamelessly exploiting a salary crises precipitated by the six year national economic mismanagement of the PDP government headed by Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

We are seriously warning that the government of the state of osun is a government constituted by popular mandate and we will be in support and solidarity to defend it through popular struggle.

The only way democracy understands for change of government is victory in free and fair elections. The opposition should desist from gangsteristics effort to come into government through the back door. They are advice to embrace electoral choice by building up for the next election in 2018 when they can test their popularity

We reject its totally the so called educational summit that the PDP are putting up in the state as this type of educational submit was held in 2011 by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola administration. The summit chaired by an erudite world acclaimed Professor Wole Soyinka had a compendium which is now being adopted by the federal government in Nigeria.

However, we have to mention some of the landmark achievement of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. They are stated as follows.

Ø      Infrastructural development within every sector-road, schools, health, airport well thought out as a hanger and aircraft destination, one of its kinds in West Africa, e.t.c. and urban renewals.

Ø      Social welfare in providing for the indigent elderly, the physically challenged, e.t.c

Ø      Youth empowerment, one of a kind, with best practice entrepreneurial training and exit strategy as emergency employment, empowerment and social benefit content.

Ø      Value reorientation and rebranding in the omoluabi ethos to reclaim our humanity, reclaim dignity of labour, sacrifice and commitment to the collective good: Heading to calisthenics, teaching school pupils the cooperative spirit, harmony and synergy.

Ø      And all other innovative, award winning best practices for which the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is famous to the chagrin of malicious and envious neo-liberal, anti-poor constituencies, but for which he has earned the support of all well-meaning people of goodwill worldwide today.

With all these aforementioned achievement it is an incontrovertible fact that the governor should be absolutely absorb of any financial misappropriation or recklessness.

In the meantime, the roots of the temporary, diversionary salary arrears crises are clear, but are being conveniently ignored by electoral losers and the doomed opposition, and their lackeys;viz:

  1. Jonathan, and PDP 6 years of “corruption is not stealing” of incredible 400,000 barrels of crude oil theft per day out of 2,600,000 barrels, making a 15percent loss, in fact, but miraculously resulting to a 40percent loss of revenue, from mid 2013 onwards.
  2. Above directly resulting in oil price crash, and further fall in oil revenue.
  3. Unprecedented looting of the public commonwealth.

Conclusion, we are appealing to the security agencies in the state to rise up to the occasion as the PDP hoodlums have invaded the state in their usual manners. We also called on the state commissioner of police to call to order Mr Niyi Owolade , Mr Yinka Odumakin, Mr Bamidele Adeniyi a.k.a Zangaruwa, Mr Alimi Sulaiman, Mr Funsho Babarinde.

These characters are hell bent on setting this state on fire and unleash violence on the innocent citizen for no just cause.

   Finally we remain and stand resolute in support and solidarity as stated earlier and our position to support good governance in the state of Osun remain unshakeable.

Long live Nigeria, Long live state of Osun.

Aluta continua Victoria Accerta.

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