By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The Bureau of Communications and Strategy in the Office of the Governor of Osun on Saturday, 2nd August, 2014 said the campaign rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has further established the fact that the party has no plan at all for the development and progress of the state except to return the state back to the stone age.
In a statement by the Director of the Bureau, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, it stated that the rally by the PDP was so empty that it left the few who paid attention to what the PDP leaders wanted to say bewildered.
Okanlawon said all the PDP bigwigs including President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo could not tell the people in one statement what their party has in stock and what they intend to do differently.
According to Okanlawon, “what the PDP did with its so-called mega rally was to at best just register its presence in the state, having discovered that their candidate has no chance in the electoral contest of August 9.
“Campaign is basically and primarily meant to intimate the electorate with a political party’s manifesto and what the party intends to do differently by seeking to take power.
“What we saw of the PDP mega rally on Saturday was a open demonstration of emptiness, indeed a very empty gathering meant to insult the sensibilities of the people of Osun.
“It is by this degree saddening that President Goodluck Jonathan did not tell Osun people what Federal Government has in stock for the state. More sadenning was even the emptiness demonstrated by the party’s standard bearer, Iyiola Omisore, who did not list one programme he plans to implement in the state.
“There is no issue-based campaign. PDP or Omisore did not highlight what was wrong in education, health, agriculture, welfare, security, youth and infrastructure development programmes and policies of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
“Does it not confound reasoning and send a very dangerous signal to our people that PDP is merely out to hijack power and corner the resources of the state to better the lots of its members of the cabal.
“With Saturday’s jamboree called campaign which the National Secretary, Wale Oladipo, a professor, called “Demonstration of force” the people of Osun have again been reassured that some power hyenas want to come back to the state to suck the blood of innocent citizens of the state”.
He advised the people to make wise choice by casting their votes for the continuity of Aregbesola’s government so as to guarantee unbroken growth, progress and development that started three and half years ago.