- …call him a failure
By Lawrence Olaoye
Two prominent aspirants onmthe platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday took the incumbent governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola to the cleaners, describing him a failed governor.
The aspirants, Senator Iyiola Omisore and Senator Isiaka Adeleke were at the party national secretariat to submit their nomination forms.
Omisore, described Aregbesola as governor who came through the back door, while the pioneer governor of the state, Adeleke claimed that the incumbent governor in Osun could not match his performance in office within his administration 22 months life span even after three and half years of mountin he saddle of leadership.
Addressing journalists shortly after submitting his nomination form, Omisore declared that he was in the governorship race to restore the dignity of Osun state.
He explained that with the lack-luster performance of Governor Aregbesola, it has become obvious that All Progressives Congress (APC) has nothing to offer.
Omisore said that the inability of the Aregbesola administration to commission any project almost four years in office is a classical case of failure.
“I am here in PDP to submit my nomination forms to vie for the governorship of Osun state. I disagree with the question posed that South-west is compopsed of APC states. It is not APC state; they came to the zone through the back door. We contested the court decisions, I can assure you PDP will win in the zone hands down.
“The man who forged Police records for APC is facing prosecution here in Abuja so, the issue of APC is a foregone matter.
“In Osun, there is no project completed in the last four years; the government has not paid workers salary in the past three months. There is nothing to show for governance in Osun in the past four years.
“What Aregbesola and his APC did in Osun is part of administrative laziness; it is lack of capacity; it shows lack of depth; it shows a party which will stop at nothing than to divide the people,” he said.
While also addressing journalists after submitting his form, Adeleke said “I didn’t just wake up to pick the governorship form. My people said I should contest the primary and I am in the race to answer to this call to duty.
“What I have been able to do in just 22 months, Aregbesola has not been able to do in four years. As I speak with you, what I achieved then, nobody has been able to do half even with all the resources available to them.
“With the lean resources then, I achieved so much, with the huge resources now, I will achieve so much. Look at the dual carriage way, the College of Education and all the legacies that people point to now.