Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The Osun Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has labeled the state’s chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as an assembly of ingrates for failing to commend Governor Ademola Adeleke for running an inclusive government and paying the severance package of APC’s lawmakers in the last House of Assembly.
In a Signed statement, the Osun State Chairman of PDP, Hon. Sunday Bisi, yesterday noted that “we find the makeshift state leadership of APC as deeply a bunch of ingrates who play politics with everything and who are blinded and poisoned by their overwhelming electoral failure.
“Since assuming office, Governor Adeleke has addressed all issues impartially, retaining many contractors inherited from APC’s administration, completing many projects initiated by the last government and even re-appointing many top officials who had worked with the previous administrations.
“Our governor is a man who sees the whole state as one and thus believes all should join hands to take the state to new heights. He is a leader blind to party relationships in many critical decisions. He will always tell us to forget party differences, that election is over, that governance is now.
“That is how he insisted on retaining many contractors who worked with Oyetola and even Aregbesola. Many top officials who worked with Oyetola are still in this administration because of the magnanimity of our governor.
“Governor Adeleke is running a unity government because the challenges facing the state are beyond party affiliations. Bad roads know no party differences. An inclusive government that our Governor is running is a big sacrifice, which the opposition APC should be humble enough to commend.
“Just a few days ago, the governor approved the payment of the severance package of APC’s lawmakers in the last assembly. That is highly commendable. Mr. Oyetola did nothing of sorts to even his own party men. But here you have a PDP’s governor settling issues which many would have used as a political weapon.
“The Osun State APC is guilty of ingratitude, a big sin before God and man. The debilitating state of APC today should not blind it to simple etiquette and courtesies required of civilised political players. Governor Adeleke deserves applause for easing the pain of peoples’ rejection for the rank and file of the APC.”