PDP Dead, Can’t Be Revived, Aregbesola Tells Fayose During Visit To Osun

Ayo Fayose-Rauf AregbesolaGovernor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Tuesday advised his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, to accept the reality that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead as a party.‎

Aregbesola said while he is not making overtures to Fayose to dump the PDP for All Progressives Congress, APC, he would only advise him to join hands with a political party that will give hope to the people of Nigeria.

He also charged the Ekiti State governor to direct his energy towards bringing human and physical development to western region and Nigeria as a whole.

The Osun governor stated this when Gov. Fayose paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Osogbo.

Earlier, during the course of their discussion, Governor Fayose said that he was in Osun not for any political reason or to defect to the APC, but for his belief in the Yoruba race and her development and unity.

Aregbesola described the visit of his Ekiti State counterpart as demonstration of maturity, saying it takes a very matured human being to know that at the end of every public office, he will be left with humanity.

He said, “Osoko has said that he is not going to leave his party, but the reality today is that PDP has served its term in Nigeria. When a horse is dead, it is either you abandon it or you bury it.

“I want my good friend and brother to know that PDP has exhausted its stay in Nigeria, it can no longer be revived, let us look at a political party that will give hope to our people. Opposition must be for a purpose, I stand by you on the unity of Yoruba land and that our leaders not put down in the country.

“The war is over, we are in a season of mobilising our people to agriculture and produce such that we will economically have the strength to give leadership to the Nation and Africa. Our energy must be directed at bringing human and physical development, we have enough in this region to give leadership”, Aregbesola stressed.

The Osun governor assured Mr. Fayose that he will stand by him in his effort to galvanise the people of South-west for accelerated development.

Aregbesola, who lamented the present economic situation of the country, noted that there is an invasion on the economy of Nigeria to the extent that the country is losing 75 per cent of her income due to oil glut.

“The country is facing a very serious crises with the rate at which the crude oil price is falling. There is an invasion on the economy to the level that we are losing 75 percent of our income which is not good.

“At this point, wise people must have an alternative to oil which part of it is your visit. We must use our culture and affinity to form a bond that can make our people live a normal life, it is a duty that we owe our people, States and Nigeria as a whole”, Governor Aregbesola said.