President Goodluck Jonathan vowed yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would reclaim Osun State at the August 9 gubernatorial election in the state.
Jonathan said the state belongs to PDP, insisting that those presently occupying the government house did not get into office through elections.
Speaking during a meeting of PDP national campaign organisation for Osun State at Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, chairman of the Committee, Vice President Namadi Sambo however assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would provide an enabling environment for the conduct of a credible governorship poll in Osun State.
Sambo noted that President Jonathan had promised that in Osun State, the election would be free, and fair and it would be “one man, one vote, one woman, one vote and one youth one vote.
“We all know Osun State belongs to PDP, people there now never got there through the poll,” he said.
He expressed appreciation of the President and National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu to members of the committee for their efforts to bring Osun back to the PDP, adding that the committee would work with members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and the people of Osun State to ensure the electorate in the state were allowed to make free choice during the governorship election.
Also at the meeting were Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha; Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Tony Anenih; Chief Bode George; Chief Ebenezer Babatope; Erelu Olusola Obada; Minister of State, Works, Adedapo Adeyeye; Minister of State, FCTA, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide; Political Adviser to the President, Prof. Rufai Alkali; Political Adviser to the Vice President, Alhaji Abba Dabo; Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, Chief Olusola Oke; and some members of the NWC.