Osun State Chapter of Social Democratic Party (SDP) on has stated its resolve to defeat all other political parties in the 2018 governorship election in the state, saying the best time for the party to cruise to victory is now.
SDP Chairman in the state, Chief Ademola Ishola who spoke after the party’s State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting on Thursday, 23rd February in Osogbo explained that SDP has positioned itself to take over the mantle of leadership in the state.
According to him, the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently embroiled in crisis “and this situation has helped our party in its present healthy status as more people look towards us to rescue
He disclosed that more people were coming forth to identify with SDP in the state and “right now, we have six prominent indigenes of Osun State who have shown their interest to fly the flag of our party in 2018”.
Ishola further revealed that SDP was not planning to merge or form alliance with any political party in the forthcoming governorship election, saying this was also the position of the party at the national level.
“While members of other political parties are fighting, we are working and running around the state to showcase our programme. For now, we welcome more people to come and by this April we will commence full registration of new members across the 30 local governments in the state.
“We will resist any form of filtration of hoodlums among our members. We will ensure that SDP avoids what is currently polarizing the APC and the PDP. We will present the better alternative to governance to the people of Osun state.
“People have seen the best of PDP in its over seven years in office and they have seen the best of over six years in office. We have seen hunger, deception and untold suffering in the land. These are the legacies of APC. The people can make the right choice with us now”, he
He warned outsiders planning to cause disaffection among his members in the state to stay clear, warning his members that his leadership will not condone any anti-party activity or any disregard to the party’s constitution.