A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state of Osun, Mr. Habeeb Adewale has flayed the party leadership for “presenting a candidate with unimaginable deficits for the 2018 governor’s poll” in the state.
He said that the personality of Senator Ademola Adeleke was a party albatross during the election and the integral factor that was responsible for her defeat, and said that Adeleke lacks the academic and mental strength necessary to stand in a vote of that magnitude.
The statement was contained in an open letter that Adewale sent to party members in the state, a copy of which was obtained by the GISTOK on Tuesday.
“The most significant bad service that Dr. Deji Adeleke did to our party was to present Senator Ademola Adeleke, knowing very well that she did not have the academic and intellectual capacity for the position, if we do not cheat any longer, a member of The family was the first to blow the whistle and let the cat out of the bag before the ruling party, and others chose it. The people of Osun were with us, and their only expectation on our part was to present an efficient candidate, not insignificant, with the ability to act and restore ease for the suffering masses.
“I have been a loyal member of the PDP for the last 16 years and hoped that a victory for the party would compensate many of us who have fallen lightly because we should have won on the first ballot and avoided waste.” Money in the courts and extreme disappointment. We had every reason to win, and we should have won, “Adewale said.
He cloaked national party officials for losing their priorities during the election campaign and allowed the ruling party to take advantage of some avoidable mistakes made by the party.
“Our leaders failed us. When the fight between Ogunbiyi and Adeleke started, it should have been nipped in the bud. There should have been sincere, genuine, and frantic efforts to reconcile both parties. The leaders did not speak or meditate for so long. I almost felt that our national president, Prince Uche Secondus, did not want our party to be well in the state.
“It is also said that the PDP was separated from Otunba Iyiola Omisore and lost his great supporters in the Social Democratic Party. However, the result of the first vote gave us a second chance, going through the political atmosphere against the ruling party. But, the opportunity for a golden goal was also lost. No, thanks to those who rejected the logical but straightforward step to prevail over the political giant. They trusted confident that we would win with or without the small but mighty gladiator and his supporters in the crucial period.
“It is evident that the loyalty of the majority of people is with the aspirants and not with the party; as such, they can not see anything wrong with their actions and actions. This is a great shame and must be corrected. It is even more shameful that we win no less than 14 local governments during the governor elections, but we fight to defend and maintain only three seats in the House of the State Assembly.
“I wonder why some of our senatorial candidates, from the House of Representatives and the House of Assembly, could not raise funds to support their elections but fought tooth and nail to get the tickets as if the race were automatic. The way the Atiku Abubakar support funds developed wings and faded into the deep pockets of some people stinks and still hurts.
“In the heart of this terrible situation, we have met three musketeers. They were the ones who sent a thief to the farm, and they still called the owner of the farm to come and catch the thief. Unfortunately, they lost nothing. No political agent was lost in the fight. We, the members, and a few leaders with good intentions are the losers. “