By Lawrence Olaoye
National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Wale Oladipo,yesterday declared that the Osun state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is currently in trouble as the party is determined to run him and his All Progressives Congress (APC) out of town come the August 9th gubernatorial election in the state.
the PDP scribe stated this in Abuja while receiving an award of excellence for his democratic credentials by Nigerian Progressive Youth Congress (NPYC).
Oladipo, who accused the incumbent governor of demolishing traditional institutions in the state, added “as an indigene of Osun, I can tell you that the governor Rauf Aregbesola is in trouble, we will run him out of town, he can go and live under the bridge in Lagos.
“But come next year we will also run them out of Lagos. The South West has decided enough is enough. Their policy is tax and loot. Ours is to allow people realise their potentials.”
Oladipo boasted further that the PDP remains the only party that will lose five errant and disgruntled governors and nothing will happen to the fortunes of the party.
He added “that PDP is the only party that anybody can decide to quit and heavens will not fall politically because no religion, tribe or can claim it; we have wonderful Christians and really really good Muslims who co habit, we don’t quarrel.
“We don’t throw bombs or incite people to violence. We don’t commit crime. We don’t do something in the afternoon and do the opposite in the night. What we promise, we do, what we don’t promise we don’t do. That is PDP.
PDP is the only party where a man without godfather like Fayose will emerge as candidate and win election in his state.”
He further assured the youth group that PDP is ready to integrate them in the scheme of things, just as he cajoled the APC thus: “our youth leaders is only 32 years old; APC is still arguing whether their youth leader is 52 or 62 years old.”
He charged youth to come together and support President Goodluck Jonathan so that the transformation agenda will go beyond 2015.
“PDP has unlocked the potentials of this country through market driven economy, we liberalised the banking sector. That is why you don’t have to move from one place to the other to buy something. APC wants to take us to stone age but God will not allow that.
Of course, those who reap from bloated government tax and loot will not want the progress to continue but that is exactly what Jonathan represents and that is what we must continue to do in the country.”