The Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has given the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a seven-day ultimatum to apologise to the citizens for “lying and misleading” many of them about the state’s debt profile.
Osun APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, in a statement, said: “Only a gang of rascals and vagabonds could have set out lying through their teeth about so many things against the government and Governor Aregbesola to discredit both based on total falsehood.
“The only path of honour left for the PDP is to apologise publicly to the people.
“These people who lead the PDP in Osun are so accustomed to lying that they are no longer capable of understanding the difference between a lie and joke, and the consequences of either or both to their public image”.
The party recalled that the PDP had been creating confusion and attempting to incite public anger against the APC-led state government and Governor Rauf Aregbesola by spreading despicable and mischievous lies that “at every stage of this evil exercise, the leadership of the PDP looked much like a monstrous machine made to destroy, rather than to build”.
According to the APC, the question of the debt profile of Osun has now made the PDP look terribly dishonourable.
The party said: “The PDP has for long been insisting that Aregbesola has ruined the future of the state by owing above N300 billion which is absolutely beyond Osun’s capacity to manage. According to PDP’s governorship aspirant, Iyiola Omisore, that’s a principal reason Aregbesola did not deserve a second term in office.
“But now, the truth is not only in the public domain, the Director General of the Debt Management office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, has told Nigerians that ‘Osun State is one of the states in the federation with good and stable public debt management …’ and that ‘the state needed to be encouraged in terms of management of debt because it has not borrowed beyond its capacity…’ . ‘Osun state debt status is very sustainable’.
“The PDP and all those who have been telling this dangerously damaging lie need to redeem themselves if they are not political vagabonds. And the only acceptable way to do this is through an unreserved public apology within the next seven days”.