By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The 2015 general election has been described as an opportunity for Nigerians to vote for a better person capable of driving the anticipated changes of the teeming masses of the country to a positive trend.
This assertion was made by the Osun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere, while speaking at a special prayer programme organised by an Islamic group in the state, Al Fathiu-l-Quareeb Islamic Organisation of Nigeria.
According to the Commissioner, the present administration in the country has not only disappointed Nigerians, but has also shown that it lacked the wherewithal to bring about the necessary changes the people desired.
He said the leadership style of President Goodluck Jonathan encourages corruption, which has been the bane of development in the country, saying the country and its people deserve a better and focused administration that would make the peoples’ concern its focus.
He stated that it is unfortunate that the present administration in the country is deliberately mixing politics with governance, thereby creating tense in the polity ahead of the general elections in the coming year.
Akere described the cut in the Federal Revenue Allocation to states of the federation as fraud, describing the excuse given by the Federal Government on oil theft as silly, saying it has all it takes to curb oil theft.
He decried the deliberate reduction of the statutory allocation to opposition party states as a way of discrediting them before the electorate by ensuring that they have no fund to execute developmental projects.
He disclosed the militarisation of the recently concluded governorship election in the state won by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as showing the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the 2015 general election at all cost.
Speaking at the programme, the state missioner of the group, Uztas Jamiu Tajudeen disclosed that the victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 governorship election is divine, describing the militarisation of the state as inimical to democratic tenets.
He, however, charged the people of the state, as well as politicians in the state to cooperate with the Argebesola-led administration in its bid to make the state an Eldorado for all and sundry.