The Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress has advised the people of the state to brace-up for austerity measures as the only way out of the current economic realities confronting the state.
The Osun APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, gave this advice in a statement Saturday in Osogbo, the state capital, while congratulating the labour unions and the state government for finally resolving the salary impasse.
The APC attributed the economic crisis in the country to the alleged 16-year misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government.
He said “This will take a lot of sacrifice and belt tightening to fix. Every citizen must be prepared to experience one form of austerity or the other in the meantime if we are to expeditiously overcome the damage done by the PDP to the nation’s economy. Something has to give way for better things to happen.
“It is not the government that will bear the brunt alone, the people should be prepared to share in making sacrifices, so that we can build a future for our children”.
The Osun APC also blamed the PDP for the inability of the state to pay workers for many months, saying the opposition party orchestrated the attacks against the government to discredit it.
He said further, “Of the number of states in the country where this same crisis persisted, it was only in Osun that a satanic twist was orchestrated by the PDP to magnify the sad event. This is because desperate politicians murderously seeking power will stop at nothing to exploit people’s misfortune for their selfish political ambition”.