The ruling party in Osun State, All Progressives Congress (APC), has cautioned some of its aggrieved members who are romancing with the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to tred it softly that their action will not bring good results to them.
The party in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, noted the the PDP is unhealthy to rule the State, irrespective of persons chosen as its gubernatorial candidate.
The APC apparently reacting to the moves by the opposition to lure some of the aggrieved members of the ruling party into its camp ahead of the 2018 governorship election said no matter the gang up against the party, it will win convincingly the contest.
According to the statement, “whether or not the opposition plans to entice some elements in APC to make the PDP win, they will lose.
It was also noted that, “no matter who is chosen as PDP flag bearer for the 2018 governorship in Osun, or whoever jumps ship from the APC to gang up with the PDP, the ruling party will still win convincingly”.
“What the PDP failed to understand, is that it has such a terrible image in the state that no matter who, from the APC defects to PDP, the good people of Osun can’t choose PDP as an alternative to APC, notwithstanding what happened in Osun West Senatorial District in June this year.
”So, those who may be tempted to jump ship and aligned with the PDP are very well aware of the monstrosity they will be moving into; an action that will amount to cutting their noses to spite their faces.
“PDP in Osun suffers multiple political defects, which worsen by the day, as a result of the lack of respectable, focussed and dignified leadership that Osun people can trust.
The APC further argued that, although a personality appears to encapsulate everything that’s wrong with the PDP leadership, the problem however runs deep in the rank and file.
“Osun PDP appears to be structured on a heartless, capitalist business model which end-goal is profit at all cost, no matter whose ox is gored’, the APC alleged.
APC accused PDP has been riotous, it was also alleged that , ”the use of violence by the PDP has become such a nasty part of their DNA, that rather than gain the people’s confidence, they earn rejection – that’s why the PDP can’t win the governorship election in Osun.
” The PDP’s reckless and baseless antagonism to virtually everything Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has done since 2010, including the party’s proclamation to reverse all of it, make the PDP not only detestable, but also unelectable in the state of Osun.
‘”The party is terribly unhealthy politically to govern the state,” the APC concluded.