Acting Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Elder Sunday Akanfe Atidade, has dismissed insinuations of a crisis in the party, describing the decision to remove Hon. Soji Adagunodo as a necessary routine in the administration of a big political family like PDP.
Atidade said this in the wake of the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP which ratified the removal of Adagunodo on Tuesday, saying the sack of the PDP chief has no coloration of crisis or hatred as being insinuated.
He appealed to PDP members and supporters in the state to be calm and keep focus on the main goal of the party, which is to rescue Osun state from the fang of misrule as APC exemplifies.
“I urge us to examine the hell red financial books of the state with bundles of indebtedness and corresponding bundles of abandoned projects the debts were made to achieve for our dear state. Let us look at our towns and villages in the state, in roads and other infrastructures and ask ourselves, how much pride can we exude on them as sons and daughters of the land, taking the yet to be explained loans into cognisance?” Atidade noted in the statement.
“We have heard of first of its kind airport, we have heard of the “Ona to le tiroo” from Gbongan to Kwara, we have heard of flyovers in the sky, all laid out to be executed by loans obtained on behalf of born and unborn generations of Osun State. Yet, none of these has been delivered as dividend of the accessed credit facilities, while the state continues to make refunds in billions of naira every month.
“Looking at these inhuman infractions by these APC buccaneers, whom we are all aware, lack the umbilical cord of empathy to refrain from their unclad raping of the state, one would come to realization of seeing nothing as too much as sacrifice just as we saw with stakeholders in other States where it became expedient for PDP as the only rescue alternative.
“We cannot afford to fail our state, we cannot afford to abandon Osun in the hands of acrimonious tricksters, who have failed to prove their acclaimed encyclopedia worth of wealth but instead drilling the state into the lagoon of insolvency. It is our duty to take back our state for the good of our people and in the spirit of posterity. No sacrifice at this time can be too much.”