The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the recent statements credited to Lasun Yusuff, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, which affirmed that the 2018 Osun Gubernatorial Election was rigged was a vindication of the party.
The PDP also said the former Deputy Speaker’s confession that the election was rigged through a convoluted rerun was a vindication of what the whole world knew as the truth behind the flawed election.
Making this known in a statement signed by its Osun Chairman, Sunday Bisi and obtained by Newspot on Sunday, the party which congratulated Lasun Yusuff for living true to his antecedents also emphasised that such revelation further cleared doubts that the 2018 election was stolen from the people of the state.
The PDP alleged that due to the high-level electoral robbery, there has been a mismatch in policies and a glaring absence of any meaningful progress recorded in the state in the last three years.
It revealed that the facts had been highlighted by the former Deputy Speaker who bluntly submitted that the wrongfully imposed choice of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Osun and its people made no reasonable impact in the last three years.
The statement reads “For us in Osun PDP, we cannot agree less with this conclusion, and consider this a more reason to invite stakeholders across board to come together in salvaging Osun State from this hopeless situation.
“Beyond all forms of hollow partisanship or political colouration, it is time to consider rescuing Osun State from wicked and clueless elements in APC, which Lasun Yusuf, courageously analysed to be inept and more invested in shipping our resources elsewhere than using it to benefit the State.
“The only thing Oyetola has succeeded in doing in three years is deploying the privileges of his office to settle personal scores with his erstwhile boss and former Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.”
The party noted that the people of Osun are the ones who have suffered crippling indignity as a result of Oyetola’s time-wasting and blame trading.
Recall that Lasun Yusuff on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja openly declared that he was contesting in the APC Gubernatorial primaries in Osun.
Yusuff who said he wanted to be governor of the state come 2022 also revealed that the APC rigged the election in favour of its candidate and incumbent governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Also, in a current affairs radio programme monitored in Osogbo on Friday, December 3, 2021, he repeated the same statement and even added that the state has no economy promising to create one within four years if he was voted in as governor.
Lasun’s statement on election rigging vindicates our claims – Osun PDP