The National Chairman of the Providence People’s Congress (PPC), Benson Adetona, has bemoaned lack of funds to run political campaigns ahead of the governorship election in Osun State on Saturday, September 22 even as he expressed confidence that the party will win the election.
The chairman who addressed news men today, Wednesday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, said that despite vigorous efforts of its party and the gubernatorial candidate, Prof. Ife Adewunmi to sell the party’s manifestoes to the electorate in the state, the money-driven political environment remained a serious bane.
He said that the party would shock the people of the state when the election results would be announced, adding that PPC candidate would be declared winner of the poll against all odds.
He described the party’s flag bearer as the most competent among co-contestants with clear-cut ideas to transform the state.
Adetona, however, berated the organizers of last Sunday’s governorship debate for not including 43 other contestants in the exercise, accusing them of contravening democratic principles of fairness, equity, and inclusiveness.
“Money has become a monster that is eating us up the fabric of this country. Nigerians have given much premium to money and that is responsible for our plaques. We will not rise above our challenges if we keep placing so much value on money.
“We don’t have money to dominate the media space, we have prayed and worked hard in campaigning to wrestle power from the ruling party, I can assure you that it will be a miracle on Saturday.
“Our governorship candidate, Prof Ife Adewumi is of impeccable character and a thorough bred professional who knows his onions. He is equally standing upon an impeccable platform.
The governorship candidate in his address, promised to empower youths, create employment and boost the economy.
He, however, reiterated the resolve of the party not to go into alliance with any political party.