Senator Iyiola Omisore, who is vying for the governorship seat at the August 9 election in Osun State under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the incumbent governor Rauf Aregbesola of moving the state’s resources to Lagos.
The former deputy governor, who spoke to Vanguard in an interview alleged that the capital flight to Lagos has halted several developmental projects.
“All ongoing projects have been stopped because of over invoicing and capital flight to Lagos,” he said.
Omisore also describes Aregbesola as the worst governor in Nigeria, whose policies are anti-people and a total failure.
“Aregbesola is the worst governor in this country. His policies have been anti-people. The education sector has been bastardized, Opon Imo falsified, road construction has been abandoned, no rural settlement, no agricultural project, nothing to lay hands on,” the governorship aspirant said.
Backing up his assertion, Omisore said “Recently, one of the schools constructed by this administration collapsed, that shows the inferiority of what he is doing. It is an albatross and a major problem for us in this state.”
He also accused the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the governor of causing unnecessary apprehension in the state.
“The APC governor is causing fear everywhere because he used that successfully in the 2010 election when people were chased away from polling units. But now that things are being sorted out, there won’t be any harassment; there will be security to ensure that people are free to vote their choice.”
Omisore therefore advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure youth corps members (NYSC) are used for the elections so as to ensure thugs are not given the job.
“I am not unaware that there will not be enough corps members in Osun State because we have about 4000 polling units. That means they have to look for corps members outside the state. If they try to employ electoral officers in the state, they may end up employing thugs, political activists and there will be confusion in the election.”