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Ayedire council scribe predicts extinction of PDP in Osun

Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 6:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti – Correspondent, Osogbo


Executive Secretary of the Ayedire Local Government of Osun State, Mr. Gbenga Ogunkanmi, has observed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)was gradually going to extinction in the state following its defeat in the just concluded National and state Assemblies elections.

Ogunkanmi, while reacting to the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the elections in the state argued that the PDP was no longer a threat to the sustainability of the progressive administration in the state.

The Osun APC won seven House of Representatives seats, three Senate seats and 24 state House of Assembly seats in the elections.

This affords that party a comfortable majority in the Osun State House of Assembly.

According to Ogunkanmi, the outcome of the state Assembly election showed that the people of the state have totally embraced Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s style of governance, which has been impacting on their lives positively since 2010.

The council boss, who commended the electorate for voting the APC, stated that the PDP might even lose the two House of Representatives seats and the two state Assembly seats won in the election, if the APC contested the election results at the election petition tribunal. Ogunkanmi said: “The outcome of the general elections in Osun State is an indication that the PDP is gradually going to extinction.

“Where we had expected that the PDP would poll a spirited vote, the party lost woefully in the areas. APC crushed the PDP at the elections, and we shall continue to crush the remaining PDP.

“In Ayedire Local Government where the PDP had the impression of being its den, we floored the party conveniently. We lost only a single unit in Ileogbo, the headquarters of the local government and few units in other areas.

“We have successfully destabilised the PDP and the party has crumbled my local government.

“As it happened in Ayedire, so it is in other local governments too.

“Osun people are enjoying good governance and dividends of democracy, courtesy of Governor Aregbesola and they do not want the development of the state to be truncated by the PDP. Therefore, they rejected the PDP.”