The Osun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as wasted efforts the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains to Yoruba traditional leaders for re-election.
The party in a statement by Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, said all promises made to the region by the presidency are afterthought.
Oyatomi said people of the southwest region would vote after a careful assessment of President Jonathan’s administration and not by new promises he made to them.
He said, “Yoruba traditional leaders already know how bitter their people and subjects are against Jonathan administration. It is therefore a wasted effort for the President to be frantically seeking the support of Yoruba traditional leaders.
“Yoruba people can see, feel and taste the deceit in President Jonathan’s promises. They cannot trust him after the humiliating treatment of the last six years of Jonathan’s Presidency.
“That experience is the most painfully degrading that the Yoruba nation has ever had in the last half century. President Jonathan cannot therefore expect to be rewarded for this crime against the Yoruba people.
“The sheer neglect of the Yoruba people by Jonathan in the scheme of things was a display of sordid ingratitude and contempt for a people who did the most to help him become President.”
The party described as ‘sadistic’, the treatment meted to the Yoruba people by Jonathan’s administration, “who have downgraded them to below the 15th position in Nigeria”.
“For such a President to now crawl about in Yorubaland, seeking their votes to continue in office is nothing short of insulting the intelligence of the Yoruba people. That is aggravated insolence”, the party declared.