The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has said that no amount of endorsement can save the State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, from losing the governorship election slated for July 16, 2022.
The party made the comment in a statement by the Directorate of Media of Osun State Chapter of the PDP, Oladele Bamiji, on Tuesday night.
The Osun PDP stated that the governor should rather “face governance crookedly entrusted in his hands instead of window shopping for induced endorsements for his precarious second term ambition from unwilling members of the public, especially artisans, trade unions and other organizations.”
The party further wondered why “Governor Oyetola would think harassing different unions and organizations would save him from the looming electoral disgrace out of office come next year”.
The statement read, “The latest on the radar of Mr Oyetola’s shopped endorsements is the directive handed the State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for another make-believe endorsement jamboree slated for Wednesday.
“Our concern on this waste of time calisthenics by Mr Oyetola and his confused endorsement shoopers is the unnecessary waste of state funds as report reaching us confirmed the governor as usual, has earmarked several millions of naira from Osun State scarce resources for the new past time of optical illusion by the governor and his gang of political nomads.
“While we sympathize with Mr Oyetola over his inability to showcase any reasonable stride in office since the last 3years, which could have patched up deficits in his ‘remote controlled’ image in office, we however warn that Mr Oyetola tread with caution in his desperation to make up for his lost hope, Osun PDP noted.
“Osun PDP is also not unmindful of unwillingness of most of the induced associations and their love for a better Osun State over momentary pleasure offered them by the lustful aliens and hardened treasury looters. Our great party will continue to appreciate the constant feedbacks and collaborative resolve to rescue Osun State for the good of all and in the interest of the good people of the State.
“The PDP understands the immeasurable importance of NURTW members in a troubled economy like ours, but such value would be better appreciated when it is not traded for a one day, flash in the pan peanuts against the general good of our people. This is why we will continue to hold our brothers in high esteem, whose means of livelihood is domiciled in that sector.
“The Governor can continue to shop around for endorsements in his inordinate desperation which to us underscores his increasing realization of his dead end ambition, but we urge our people to remain steadfastly courageous in their resolve to enthrone a government of their own through the people oriented platform of the PDP.
“Our NURTW members in the state can come and dance to the cosmetic melody in Osogbo on Wednesday, but they must not forget their source. Trading welfare of Pensioners, market men and women, teachers and all other bewildered components of the state is akin to straying away from the objectives and good tidings of the State’s founding fathers.
“Again, we want to warn passionately, that Mr Oyetola tread with caution. Any reckless fleecing of the State under whatever guise will bear consequences this time and the governor can take that for a joke at his own peril.
“As a sitting governor of 4years span, it is expected that his performance should be enough of endorsement as against scampering for non-existent acceptability. Mr Oyetola has been warned!”