2011: ACN 'LL RESCUE SOUTH WEST FROM PDP â€“OBISESAN, OYO GUBER ASPIRANT
The emergence of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has been described as a good omen for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the people of the Suth-West. Making this declaration in Ibadan recently, a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of ACN in Oyo State, Chief Charles Olalekan Obisesan, described Fayemi's victory as a prelude of what is to be expected in next year's general election in the geo-political zone.
While expressing joy that Fayemi's electoral victory was restored through the judiciary, Obisesan noted that it was glaring to everybody that ACN was denied victory in the South-West in 2007 through malpractices and manipulations by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some unscrupulous INEC officials:
'The whole world knew that ACN swept the polls in the South-West in 2007, but PDP manipulated the results. We thank God that the judiciary has been able to expose this fraud and consequently stand on the side of the truth. With Fayemi's victory, PDP's days are numbered in the South-West.
Our people have always been known to be progressives. PDP robbed us of victory, but thank God, the party is being exposed now. In 2011, an imminent wind of change will blow across the South-West, and PDP will be swept away. Our people are yearning for a change. Not only that, they re also determined to protect their votes from manipulators.'
The aspirant who was a former chairman of Oyo State Investment Corporation lamented that the present political leaders in power in the state have not lived up to expectation:
'Oyo State is yearning for change. Under Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, governance has been on holiday. What we have been seen has been nothing but propaganda. Everything has become stagnant. There is confusion within the PDP, Oyo Sate needs to be rescued. These people that parade themselves as leaders are pretenders. It is unfortunate that the state that used to score first in everything is being relegated to the background. PDP led government has brought nothing but hardship to the people.'
Accusing Alao-Akala of failing in its contractual obligation to the electorate, Obisesan added that government has not been working in the State. He lamented. 'Those countries which were on the same pedestal with Nigeria few decades ago have rose to become industrial power, and this is why they have been dubbed Asian Tigers, but here our situation is getting worse. We have not been blessed with patriotic and visionary leaders that can transform the nation into an industrial and economic giant.
'Millions of Nigerians are disenchanted ,especially the youths. They are fed up with suffering and hardship. Since 1999 when PDP took over mantle of leadership at the national level, Nigerians have not been privileged to enjoy dividends of democracy. Everything has been in decay. No good road, no access to medicare, unemployment has been on the increase. People are hungry.
We should be very careful not to allow the prediction of a group of American experts that Nigeria may disintegrate between 2014 and 2015 to happen. All indices towards disintegration are already manifesting. PDP has not provided dynamic and good leadership. Nigerians are yearning for a change, and this is why PDP should be voted out during next year's general elections.
'I foresee a new dawn in Oyo State. Alao-Akala should be preparing his hand-over notes. Progressives are set to take over in Oyo State. The era of amala politics is over. Alao-Akala's time is up. People of Oyo State are set to elect a new governor that will deliver dividends of democracy.'