This, the party argues is because the electorate will be making a critical choice between moving forward along the current progressive pattern or reverting to the rot and pillage that characterized governance in the PDP days.
According to the party, “It’s a stark choice that will impact the lives of people of every category in the state, most especially the children and youths whose future will be hanging precariously in the balance, should a tragic succession in government occurs.”
The APC added that, “this kind of tragedy had happened before and it would appear that a similar conspiracy is under-way to make it happen again. This will be the challenge of 2018.”
In a statement from the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, the party warned that; “2003 must never be allowed to repeat itself in Osun in 2018 because it could leave an indelible scar on the state for decades if not centuries to come.”
The party lamented that, “Osun once had a frugal, astute and highly disciplined Alliance for Democracy (AD) government which was unfortunately replaced with profligate and apparently vision-less PDP government in 2003.
“That PDP government generated unspeakable disaster in the state: City centres were left to rot in foul smelling garbage heaps; drainage became refuse dumps that caused flooding in the raining seasons, killing people in dozens and destroying properties.
“Schools’ infrastructure were so obscenely dilapidated. Many of the pupils were living in them like animals, while a good number of the schools became ‘dens of gangsters and juvenile cultists. Besides, standard were unacceptably low.
“The extent of this disastrous failure was so huge that it took great efforts in planning and execution (under Rauf Aregbesola close scrutiny) to get Osun to where it is today”, the APC disclosed.’’