Osun poll: PDP must regain foothold in S/West ― Saraki

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SENATE President and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 85-man National Campaign Council for Osun State 2018 Governorship Election, Bukola Saraki, has said the former ruling party must use the forthcoming Osun poll to regain its foothold in the South West.

He spoke against the background of the loses the party had suffered in Ondo and Ekiti states which it held under the previous dispensation.

Speaking after the inauguration of the campaign council by the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, in Abuja on Monday, the Senate President said: “We must reestablish our foothold in the South West because it’s the last before the general election. The government of Osun is the most unpopular, most indebted government in the country.”

Saraki regretted what he observed as “crude method of vote buying,” which he said had dented the image of the country.

While noting that the pride of the country was at stake, he said the party had learnt from it, assuring that his committee would look into the issue

Saraki also observed that key stakeholders had deserted the Osun state All Progressive Congress (APC), as according to him, there was disunity in its camp.

He said “we must capitalise on that,” adding, “we will do our best to deliver Osun state.”

In his address at the occasion, Secondus warned that the PDP would not allow the charade that happened in Ekiti state in July to repeat itself in Osun state.

He said: “Enough is enough! PDP will not tolerate Osun being rigged like Ekiti. We have a popular candidate and the performance of the APC ruling government has been awful with months of salaries owed to workers.

“We are aware that the electoral commission that is supposed to operate as an unbiased umpire in the conduct of elections has suddenly made itself a parastatal of the federal government, conniving with APC and security agencies to exchange results.

“Even security agencies whose allegiance should be to the constitution and people of Nigeria have allowed themselves to behave as if they are operatives of the ruling APC.

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“We decided to set up this high powered committee to demonstrate the importance we attach to this election. All our Presidential aspirants and some state governors are members plus all other critical stakeholders from South West and other parts of the country.”

The National Chairman implored lovers of democracy globally to show more than passing interest in the Osun state election because according to him, the APC is not disposed to conducting the free and fair election.

The party boss alleged that corrupt persons were mobilising and ganging up to use their illicit wealth to reinstall President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC In 2019.

Secondus said that the APC has made itself a safe haven for corrupt persons and they were converging there not only to get relief but to help reinstall them come 2019 for more protection.

He said that the worst form of corruption was rigging of election and buying of votes which he said the APC was perpetuating in the nation’s polity.

  1. Okoyomon Harry says

    Must? Maybe I will check for the meaning

  2. Dabiri Dolapo says

    You have entered the race na, try make we see. Oni yeye ale Amoda.

  3. Ogundana Akinola says


  4. Badmus Ahmed says

    Not with your type

  5. Owolabi Oyerinde says

    This man most be a serious lair between kawara & osun which one is better???

  6. Akhimie Godwin says

    Not only foothold, what about hand hold. Oni Yeye, Ele regbe.

  7. Fashy Bii says

    This people are often times not our major problem but the sycophants and sly foxes that surrounds them that gives them false hope and reality about the true situations of things on ground

  8. Olatunde Afolabi says

    Daydreaming project. His home is on fire, he is talking about another person’s home. Motherfucker!

  9. Oluwole Adeyemi says

    With OLODO, this election is walk over for the ruling party

  10. Adebayo Abiodun Joseph says

    Come and regain it. Mumu. Let PDP present as her candidate, it will be easy for Buhari to defeat You

  11. Tayo T Adigun says

    The man dey flex muscles faaa

  12. Theophilus Asuzu says

    Saraki please don’t spoil PDP allow kwankwaso to contest because he is the only person that can transform Nigerian

  13. Tomiwa Olorunsola says

    Let’s wait and see.

  14. Jamiu Afeez says

    Idiot, never in our yoruba land

  15. Mannir Alhassan Observer says

    even ur kwara shall be lost for the kwarans to have sigh of relief

  16. Chimdi Benedict says

    medicine after death

  17. Ayanfe Oluwasola Idowu says


    I Prophecy according to the Mystery of God, that the Governorship election coming up in Osun State on the 22nd September 2018, shall be won by Senator Iyiola Omisore.

    Though it’s going to be a keenly contested Election, because of the Political Giants involved, but God has revealed to me, that SENATOR IYIOLA OMISORE will be the Winner of the upcoming Election in Osun State.

    God bless you all in Jesus Name.

  18. Akhimie Godwin says

    Not only foothold but handhold. Oni Yeye, Ele regbe.

  19. Adeniyi Edward Babalola says

    With YOU, they will FAIL GALANTLY…..

  20. Bolaji Bello says

    U can make it happen

  21. Moroof Ayoade says

    After the waistage and meaningless 16 years of Nigerians wealth. Forget it

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