PDP and PHD syndrome
Normally, a PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, is the apex of academic and scholastic attainment, that the best educated among humans desire. But the obsession of the Osun Peoples Democratic Party, PHD, is of an inglorious hue: pull him down complex!
That is why a party that wasted almost eight precious years in the life of a developing state is always politicking with everything; and sets its mind in negative default setting of always finding faults. The irony appears lost on the party: a party that appears incapable of public good cannot appreciate, not to talk of applauding, it in others.
That is the sum total of the PDP endless grating against programmes every right thinking person, both locally and internationally, have acknowledged as groundbreaking and truly revolutionary.
You must however sympathize with these ill-informed rabbled rousers with absolutely no regard for truth, facts or even common sense. In the absence of any answer to unrelenting development under the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, all they can do is grope at straws and try to bad-mouth. They easily forget: spite does not in any way diminish a delicacy!
Fortunately, our people have an acute sense of discerning. After eight wasted years, they can see those who have been working for them these past three years, and those who wasted almost eight years, achieved nothing and yet are willfully unapologetic.
It is clear the PDP scheme is to bring Aregbesola and his government down at all cost. But, of course, that is grand folly: how do you bring down a government working hard for the future and prosperity of the people? Is that not tantamount to trying to bring the people themselves down?
And if you did that, who would you preside over? Of course, that is no problem for PDP. In its peculiar democracy it would rather abolish the people! Such is the contempt with which this peculiar ‘democratic’ PDP holds the people, in it’s peculiar brand of democracy.
The Osun story, with the role the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) under Ogbeni Aregbesola is playing now and that of the PDP, is crystal clear. One elbowed the voter and stole government for almost four years, in addition to a controversial “victory” in 2003. The other used every legal and legitimate means possible to retract its mandate; and insist on the democratic choice of the people.
One laboured for almost eight years in complete cluelessness and harvested mass poverty, agony and depression for our long-suffering people. The other, in under three years, is putting smiles on the faces of all Osun, embarking on hitherto unheard of projects and programmes, and is busy releasing the dormant creative genius of our people.
One, after falling flat as a political dog in a manger – it didn’t have the talent or the focus to add value, yet it illegally forced itself on the people by brazenly stealing an election – has continued to constitute itself into willful distraction; the other had hit the ground running, giving life to almost every facet of our people’s life hitherto certified dead under the fatal touch of PDP!
But for the contempt to with which PDP holds the Osun people, its members should bury their heads in shame, aside from giving daily and widely publicized apologies to the people for the high crime of wasting Osun resources and letting their greed consume the future of our law-abiding people.
While PDP continues on its PHD futile exercise, however, the people know what is good for them. They also know the Aregbesola government has touched their lives in three years much more than PDP would ever do, even if it ruled for 1000 years!
That is why everything must be done to electorally bury PDP in 2014, even much more comprehensively than it was during the 2011 election. For our future and that of our children and children’s children to be assured, PDP must get its deserved electoral comeuppance.
That is how the present progress can be maintained and sustained. But perhaps more importantly for our democracy, it is the only way to make the point that democracy rewards public spirited hard work, but harshly punishes seeking power for selfish interests.
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