Get Ready To Make Sacrifices – APC Tells Osun Citizens

Get Ready To Make Sacrifices – APC Tells Osun Citizens

By News Desk | The Trent on September 20, 2015
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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State
Rauf Aregbesola, the former governor of Osun State and current interior minister

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in OSun State has told the people of the state to get ready for austerity measures as that is the only solution to the state’s financial crisis.

Making the assertion on Saturday, September 19, 2015 via a statement made available to The Punch, the Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Kunle Oyatomi said the economic problem bedeviling the state was the handiwork of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said: “This will take a lot of sacrifice and belt tightening to fix. Every citizen must be prepared to experience one form‎ of austerity or the other in the mean time, if we are to expeditiously overcome the damage done by the PDP to the nation’s economy. Something has to give way for better things to happen.

“It is not ‎ the government that will bear the brunt alone, the people should be prepared to share in making sacrifices, so that we can build a future for our children.

“Of the number of states in the country where this same crisis persisted, it was only in Osun that a satanic twist was orchestrated by the PDP to magnify the sad event. This is because desperate politicians murderously seeking power will stop at nothing to exploit people’s misfortune for their selfish political ambition.”

Reacting to his claims the Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy of the PDP in Osun State, Diran Odeyemi, said that the criticism of Governor Rauf Aregbesola was severe because he was the only governor who was involved in reckless spending with impunity.

Odeyemi said: “Rather than prove us wrong, the APC has just corroborated our position that it has lost focus and can not bring smiles to the faces of the people but hardship.

“It is sad that a government that promised workers good welfare packages during campaign would withhold their salaries for nine months, and when given bailout by the FG, would fix it in a bank and embark on series of delay tactics to delay payment.

“APC in other South West states do not purchase helicopter for the pleasure of their governor like we have in Osun, neither do they travel to Cuba forthrightly like Aregbesola does. If Osun APC expects us to keep quiet in the face of oppression, embezzlement, fraud, maladministration and other vices, they got it wrong.”

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