#OsunDecides: Parties Resort To Underground Scheming
Less than seventy two hours to the governorship election in Osun State, political parties have resorted to underground scheming in place of an open rally which would be suspended on Thursday by virtue of the provision of the law.
The electoral guideline stipulates that no political rally is allowed 48 hours to the election, a condition the parties must obey in order not to fall prey of the law.
In a bid to outsmart one another, parties’ bigwigs were still talking of a possible alliance between and among some of the smaller parties ahead of Saturday.
Investigation revealed that no party is confident of total victory in the election, as the chieftains were of the view that except alliance talks are successful, no single political party is sure of victory even among the front runners.
It was gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is struggling to reach an alliance with the Social Democratic Party SDP and other smaller parties.
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) is also touting a strange affair with other parties without making headway. It was gathered that the party may seek a better deal with Action Democratic Party (ADP) as one of the leaders, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who is also a former governor of the state was said to be negotiating with the leadership of the ADP.
Besides the usual talk of alliances, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ADP employed different strategies to sway voters in their favour, as an ADP chieftain, Prince Babayemi organized medical outreach in the three senatorial districts to cater for those with different medical conditions.
Similarly, the Campaign Organisation of the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola also organized a similar programme in the three senatorial districts, while the SDP is said to be sending out employment forms to youths across the state with the promise of getting them different categories of jobs.
Also, the five major parties were reported to have deployed the use of ICT to reach out to potential voters in a bid to ensure they maintain and retain their commitment ahead of Saturday.
As at the time of filing this report, no tangible alliance have been achieved by any of the parties, but it was gathered that some of the opposition parties are working towards having one before Saturday in a bid to avoid the Oyo State scenario in the 2015 governorship poll.
The candidates are also banking on their performance at the debates organised by different media outfits in the state, except the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke who did not show up for any of the debates in the state.
However, the last minute rush for votes among political parties is such that the populace in the state have become a bride for all the parties to court, but the party that eventually wins would be the best in the trade of persuasion.
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