Osun APC can’t survive 2018 ‘electoral hurricane’ –PDP

The Chairman , Caretaker Committee of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party , Chief Sarafa Isola , has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state cannot survive the ‘ electoral hurricane ’ coming in 2018.
The second term mandate of the incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the APC will end on November 26 , 2018 and the governorship election will be held before the expiration .
Isola , who has been holding meetings to reconcile the two factions within the PDP in the state , said in a statement on Sunday that it was obvious the APC was jittery about the moves to reconcile the warring factions of the opposition party .
Isola , who is a former Minister of Mines and Steel Development , said the APC betrayed its dominant emotion in its reaction to the moves to unite the factions within the opposition party .
He said , “The reaction of the APC is an outburst of a drowning sailor , who would ordinarily want to hold on to every straw with the hope of survival. There is however no hope for the APC surviving this coming electoral hurricane because the people of Osun State are ready to change this ineffective government come 2018. ”
Isola stated that the PDP was conscious of the fact that its victory in the Osun West Senatorial District by- election was a result of concerted efforts by leaders and stakeholders , who all agreed to work together in the interest of the “ oppressed and suffering masses of the state . ”
He said the opposition party needed to fix all the remaining leadership issues while appealing to them to work together in the interest of the people of the state , who were looking towards the PDP to liberate them from “ bad governance of the APC . ”
Meanwhile , the APC has challenged the PDP to tell the people of the state its alternative plans to the policies of the present APC - led government .
The spokesperson for the ruling party , Mr . Kunle Oyatomi , said this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday .
Oyatomi said the opposition party had been criticising Aregbesola - led government for the past seven years without giving alternative to the “ laudable projects of the administration . ”
According to him , the people of the state will not take the PDP seriously if the party could not give alternatives to the policies and programmes of the APC government .
The statement read , “If the PDP wants the people of Osun to take their party seriously , let them tell us what they will do differently , and how they will fund their own projects .