The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, and the Peoples Democratic Party have disagreed over the perceived inefficiency and financial recklessness in the management of the country.
Aregbesola had on Friday described the PDP as a failed party which he said was never successful in anything throughout its16-year rule in the country.
The governor, who said this at the inauguration of the Osun digital switch on the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority, Osogbo, said the PDP government failed to meet the June 2015 deadline for switch over from analogue to digital because the party was not known to have succeeded in anything.
Aregbesola said, “The PDP is not known to be successful in anything. The PDP is a failed party and that is why the nation failed to beat the deadline for digital switch over. Our party, the APC came and the switch over was done in Jos, FCT, Kwara and Enugu and now in Osun.
“Should the PDP even be talking in Nigeria? They spent 16 years of hopelessness. Out of the 16 years the PDP ruled Nigeria, the price of crude oil was an average of $100 per barrel. They squandered all that, no good roads; there was nothing to show for the huge money the nation realised from oil.”
But reacting on behalf of his party, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, who is also from Osun State, said Aregbesola and his party owed Nigerians an apology for the hardship in the land.
He said, “He (Aregbesola) is like a drowning man trying to hold on to anything in sight and he believes he needs to abuse the PDP for cheap publicity.
“He and his party, the APC, should be daily apologising to Nigerians for deceiving the good people of this country in 2015. They promised so much but they have not even started to do anything now just some few months to their exit from power. The APC is a party of shameless liars.
“The governor, who is accusing the PDP of squandering the nation’s resources, is the grandmaster of profligacy. The people of Osun State will remember the trees the governor promised to plant from Asejire to Osogbo, where are the trees now? The inflated road and school contracts are there. Nobody has squandered resources like Aregbesola.”
– Punch Newspaper