The Die Is Cast; Osun Must Be Liberated.’ —Osun PDP Chairman


Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

The newly appointed Chairman of Osun Peoples Democratic Party, Sunday Bisi, has stated that PDP is left with no other choice but to adhere to the loud call of various strata of Osun populace for succour.

Hon Bisi was appointed by the party’s National Working Committee to complete the tenure of the former chairman, Hon Soji Adagunodo.

During his formal assumption to office on Tuesday, the Chairman stated that PDP is set to build on the recent ointment of success recorded by the party, noting that “The kind of success that we had with the overwhelming support of the good people of Osun State in the last gubernatorial election in the state before the desperate, ass-covering mandate looters got in the way.

He revealed that the party is ready, as a matter of urgency, to respond to “the loud whisperings of the electorate in restoring the State to the path of dignity and prosperity for them and for all of us, indigenous inhabitants, who have no other place to call our home come rain, come shine.”

According to him, “It is clear that the charlatans at the saddle presently in the state are bereft of the umbilical cord of empathic connection with the yearnings of the people of the state because majority of them who call the shots and mould the backstage policies in their cult-like assembly have nothing to look up to like the biblical treasure, strong enough as a source of inspiration to keep their mind and administer the state with the fear of God and empathy.

“They are too disconnected and preoccupied with serving the ruinous interest of their god of Mammon than serving the state and saving it from economic deprivation. They cannot help it because Osun to them, is purely a political shopping mall, where they trade and elope to their base.”

The PDP chairman revealed that it is time for party officials to discharge their respective duties with conscientious dispatch and uncompromising discipline, maintaining that it requires collective efforts and responsibilities to achieve the objective of the party.

He enjoined members to pursue their ambitions with unwavering loyalty to the party and urged all intending aspirants to exercise high restraints in the future.

“As we inch towards another round of electioneering where jostling for political offices on the platform of the party becomes inevitable, I enjoin us all to pursue our ambitions with decorum and unmitigated loyalty to the party.

“Sacrifices and hard sacrifices are inevitable where and when necessary as core party members.  Under my leadership and on behalf of other members of the state working committee of the party, we shall observe fairness and justice as our watchword, in line with the collective goal of the party.”

Reacting to the ongoing protests against police brutality, he condemned what he described as “the needless loss of lives as triggered by APC pampered thugs in the state,” expressing worries that “the APC administration in the state has refused to bring the assailants who variously attacked protesters in the state to book, even when victimized protesters have not minced words about identities of the attackers.”

He further noted that “the wilful laxity on the part of Osun State government to quickly respond as appropriate of a responsible government, went a long way in emboldening the rampaging thugs to launch subsequent attacks on the protesters which snowballed into further unfortunate skirmishes.”

Hon. Sunday, therefore, implored Governor Oyetola “to retrace his steps and stop dropping the ball on decisive action against APC-pampered thugs who are fast becoming endemically dangerous, and now graduating as a nemesis to APC in the state.”