- Rauf Aregbesola has called the Peoples Democratic Party a dead party
- The governor said the party died immediately former president Olusegun tore his membership card
- The governor also warned those planning to perpetuate trouble in the country
The Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, insisted on Tuesday, July 4, that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead in the south-western part of country.
He said the PDP died when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tore his membership card and left the party.
The Osun state governor made this known at Ikire during the campaign train of Mudashiru Hussein, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s Osun West senatorial bye-election.
Going further, he argued that the All Progressives Congress has effectively ended PDP’s reign in the country.
He noted further that since the party is dead, those returning to the party were returning to “vanity.”
“Why will any sensible politician at this time want to associate with a party that is not only drowning but dead in the South-West,” he said.
“It will be an exercise in futility for anybody to now want to wake up a dead horse through the July 8 Osun West Senatorial bye election when founding fathers of the party have not only deserted the party but wouldn’t want to associate with it.
“We are all living witnesses to how the former President openly at his ward declared that the PDP has gone beyond redemption, hence his declaration of the obituary of the party with symbolic trashing of his membership card.”
The governor also warned those planning to perpetuate trouble in the country to have a rethink because his government is ready to stand firm in the face of provocation, Premium Times.
“Why will anybody think that the people of Osun who stood firm even in the face of provocation during the last general election under the supervision of the PDP-led government then, would now waver from such determination?” he remarked.
“It is on record that despite the intimidation by the then security apparatus who invaded the state with weird looking officers who had strange looking dogs still could not deter our people from associating with our good governance. Why will they be deterred by militants?
“We use this medium to warn any militant who the opposition had contracted to think twice before coming to Osun as government is ever ready to use every lawful means at its disposal to smoke them out of the state.”
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NAIJ.com had reported that Dr Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant on public affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has declared that he can never join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
NAIJ.com reports that Okupe announced on Sunday, July 2 that he was leaving the Peoples Democratic Party under which he served former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
There had been speculation that Okupe could join the APC. But in an article on social media, the former political appointee said he had no such plan. He also said he was not resigning yet from active politics.
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