.Eulogizes Makinde for empowerment programmes
By Tunde Oyekola in Osogbo
The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Osun State chapter has spoken of its readiness to unseat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively, in the forthcoming governorship election in the South-west zone, following its critical review on the imprints of the two parties over the years on what it called “their poor administrative style”.
The party also commended the unrelenting efforts of its governorship candidate in Oyo State in the last general elections, Engr Seyi Makinde, whose primary objective was to empower the needy in the country.
He described Makinde as a “worthy son of Oyo State who believes in lifting up the less-privileged to stardom”.
The party chairman in Osun State, Chief Ademola Ishola, declared this while showing concerns about the future of the Yoruba race, as being “blurred” by the political handlers of its affairs.
A statement issued in Osogbo by the Director, Media and Publicity of the party, Mr. Taofik Alabi,, said Ademola is very committed to work assiduously to see the victory of the SDP in the coming elections, not limited to Osun State, but the whole South-west.
Ademola further noted that the rebirth of the SDP is to liberate the people of Nigeria as a whole from the shackles of misrule of the APC and the PDP.
He added that SDP has become so relevant, unalloyed tool and last hope to which a common man on the street will rely on.
Parts of the statement read: “We will use our political weapons, as a party, to deliver our people from the APC and the PDP bondage in the South-west because our people deserve a better living than what they now experience.
“Presently, series of meetings are going on here and there; interstates meetings have been on board by the leadership of our great party, and consultation is a non-stop process for us.
“We can now say that in terms of popularity, we have it in abundance. In terms of goodwill, it’s our watchword. That is why we now witness a rapid turnover in our party today; people are now coming to us from other parties because they see light, hope and true leadership in our party. That is a good omen to us.
“For instance, look at the way our party man in Oyo State, Engr Makinde is doing. Despite the fact that he lost the last elections, he never stops helping those in need of assistance and that cuts across the whole state. He places the widows in the state on monthly salaries. In fact, he just paid them another salary a few days ago. He also just bought and distributed 60 micra mini cars to the young and the old in the state so as to help them meet their daily needs.
“Makinde as a person is a philanthropist per excellence. Therefore, someone who has not been governor is doing these, if he is now eventually elected as governor, what will you expect of such a man, relating it with the activities of government in power in Oyo State, what has the governor done that can be pointed at as an empowerment programme? Elder Segun Akinwusi of Osun State here is another factor in our party. He is doing wonders too. That’s how we have them across the South-west. We have hope in them all because they are men of integrity and good reputation. And with them, we are very sure that our party will emerge victorious in coming elections in the whole South-west States.”
Commenting on the masses’ suffering, Ademola lamented that his party, SDP, will not relent in its struggle to bring out the suffering masses out of their agony.
According to Ademola, “How can these poor masses, who are tax payers in this country, sit back in lack of hopes, and keep enjoying the ebb and flow of a political whiplash? Obviously, our people don’t deserve such treatments and this is what we always stand against as a party. Come 2018/19, we are going to capture the whole Southwest by God’s grace.”