The Governor of Osun State, 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 State shortly after the return of the party to power in the state.
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 stated that Yorubaland has not gained anything reasonable from the PDP administration either at the centre or in some states of the southwest.
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 the southwest 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.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a party that has no tolerance for corruption and all the unpleasant vices of the PDP. All patriotic citizens should come together to vote in APC for development to continue in Oyo and Nigeria”.
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 N120 per litre but sell same N40.90 to an individual in their Transformation Agenda of Nigeria (TAN), only for the individual to give it to marketers at N95 per litre.
“Is it not oppressive for the PDP-led Federal Government to now allow a margin of close to N45 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 (PVCs) 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 PVCs and voting right, the future of the country will be secured”.