PDP is dead, Aregbesola tells visiting Fayose

Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, during a visit by Governor Fayose, at the Government House, Osogbo

The Governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday advised the Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose to face the reality of the death of Peoples Democratic Party as a political party.

Mr. Aregbesola said while he was not asking the governor to abandon the opposition PDP against his wish, he would only advise him to join hands with a political party that would give hope to the people of Nigeria.

He also charged the Ekiti State governor to direct his energy towards bringing human and physical development to Nigeria’s western region and the country as a whole.

The governor made the remark when his Ekiti counterpart visited him at the Government House in Osogbo.

Governor Fayose, during the visit, had said he was in Osun not for any political reason and that he was not ready to abandon the PDP for the All Progressives Congress.

Mr. Fayose however said his belief in the Yoruba race and its development and unity remained unshaken.

Mr. Aregbesola described Mr. Fayose’s visit to Osun as a demonstration of maturity, saying it takes a very matured human being to know that at the end of every public office, he would be left with humanity.

He said, “Osoko has said that he is not going to leave his party, but the reality today is that PDP has served its term in Nigeria. When a horse is dead, it is either you abandon it or you bury it.

“I want my good friend and brother to know that PDP has exhausted its stay in Nigeria, it can no longer be revived. Let us look at a political party that will give hope to our people. Opposition must be for a purpose, I stand by you on the unity of Yoruba land and that our leaders should not put down in the country.

“The war is over, we are in a season of mobilising our people to agriculture and produce such that we will economically have the strength to give leadership to the nation and Africa. Our energy must be directed at bringing human and physical development, we have enough in this region to give leadership,” Mr. Aregbesola said.

He assured Mr. Fayose that he would stand by him in his effort to galvanise the people of the South-west for accelerated development.

The governor, who lamented the present economic situation of the country, noted that there was an invasion on the economy of Nigeria to the extent that the country was loosing 75 percent of her income due to oil glut.

“The country is facing a very serious crises with the rate at which the crude oil price is falling. There is an invasion on the economy to the level that we are loosing 75 percent of our income which is not good.

“At this point, wise people must have an alternative to oil which part of it is your visit. We must use our culture and affinity to form a bond that can make our people live a normal life, it is a duty that we owe our people, States and Nigeria as a whole.”

Speaking earlier, Governor Fayose stated that against all speculations that he was coming to Osogbo to ask Mr. Aregbesola help him beg President Muhammadu Buhari, he was in Osun for the unity of the Yoruba race.

He added that the Yoruba race was greater than any political office hence his belief in the development of the race.

The governor averred that the visit of the Ooni of Ife to the 45th coronation anniversary of the Alaafin of Oyo was instructive hence the need for every Yoruba sons and daughters to see to the unity and progress of the race.

He said, “This is my first official visit to any APC state in Nigeria. I am not in Osogbo to ask Aregbesola to help me beg as being speculated in some quarters. We are all Yoruba, politics is like water, it can flow anywhere.

“I believe in the Yoruba race, the race comes first before the office of the governor. The race is eternal while that of governor is momentary. We must watch today to be guided by tomorrow. I am here for the unity of Yoruba as it affect the Oodua, the progenitor,” Mr. Fayose said.


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  • MushinSpeaks

    Fayose is fighting his conscience…who does he think he can deceive with Yoruba unity? Where were they when they gathered to endorse GEJ after sharing millions. That he will escape his punishment is a laughing stock in the capital market.

  • clairvoyance

    Fayose if you like roll on the floor when you visit all southwest governors that won’t save you from facing trial stop using your Yoruba unity as a farce.

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Fayose is a common criminal. Aregbesola should keep better company.

  • Mo

    Let’s stop this political affiliation related nonsence, Fayose is as guilty of looting as Aregbesola, Bola, Fasola, IBB and other politicians- They are all roques

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Whatever might be the unspoken reasons for this rapport, I am glad that the spoken ones are cogent.

    In these days of dwindling revenue, I strongly feel the Oodua States should come together to holistically develop a roadmap for promoting tourism in the region because of its strong historical and cultural history. The Oyo (Oke Iho) and other ancient relics can still be revisited, restored and brought back to life for tourism revenue. These can naturally be added to income from other sources like agriculture and other what-not products of mining. The region also recently integrated Lagos into its fold and I feel that was a natural step forward to harness the economic and commercial potential of the bloc as an industrial and economic bloc within the West African sub-region. So I say, kudos.

    Similarly, I believe the South South and the South East need a realignment of economic forces to promote Eco-tourism because this can also benefit strongly from an industrial base that revolves around the Aba Complex. But hey, are our people willing to bake the cake?

    Penultimately, we have the Middle-Belt that is our food basket, but has become the killing fields under incompetent civilian governors who harbour parochial and ethnocentric interests. Why can we we not revisit the basics and address the flaw that has pitted the Fukani herdsmen against the farmers who till the land?

    Arewa land is also a glorious vista that has been neglected by rent-seeking governors who deliberately pauperised their own people for pecuniary gains. I fail to understand the concept of a civilisation that wittingly sets out to destroy its own future by deliberately starving it of education and knowledge. Northern Nigeria is not only rich in agricultural and arable land, but culturally. As a kid growing up, we were nostalgic about visiting the Durbar in Kano, we were awed by the groundnut pyramids and were not misinformed about the Argungu Fishinig festival in Sokoto. These are great money spinners! Why have we turned our backs to hard work, but definite rewards?

    Either way Nigeria flows, I am glad that the flow of easy money through crude oil is drying up and we can now girdle our loins for the hard work ahead.

    We ate our future. Now we must work for our present survival.

  • C3kwe

    This should be the way forward, ‘political enemies’ exchanging banters but focused on the development of their people, after all this is what politics is all about. This should also be a lesson for bloggers on this forum to tone it down because at the end of the day, it is the common man on the street that will suffer. Is it not curious that those gentlemen had kissed and made up while you guys are busy tearing each other to pieces on this forum.


    PDP is not Dead. PDP is alive. The full meaning of APC is ALL PAST CRIMINALS. RAUF IS A THIEF.

  • benjamin

    This one has not yet paid workers’ salaries, yet he’s here talking about irrelevant things. Your party is at the Federal level right now so i won’t even blame you.

    • Ela


  • Opia

    See dis one wey neva pay salaries dey call other pple dead lmaoooooooo

    • martins

      lol the man na Ode naa.

    • Burbank

      like every states in the federation

  • Ferd

    Ogbeni Rauf has a few screws loosed in his head.

  • Ela

    My problem wit this APC government and its membbers is that they seem too OBSESSED with the Opposition (PDP)..beht why ?

    • Angelina

      Fear of the unknown ….fear cos they kno for sure that pdp is coming bk 2019

      • hahhaaahaahahahah…. Story for Gods…. you must be a dreamer Sir…

      • Burbank


    • Burbank

      Corruption of the PDP.

  • wode

    The question is why now?

    Aregbesola needs to be wary of rapprochement with Fayose. He needs to remember what Fani-kayode did when he claimed he wanted to join APC then. He went in through Fayemi (as the then Governor of Ekiti state). What came afterwards remains a history.

  • elivis elvis

    RAUF AREGBESOLA is the political penicilin for Nigeria. He doubles as a political physician of the APC who have plundered the fortunes of OSUN and placing the state on the ladder of outrageous debt only to be able to diagnose the victim of a lopsided corruption war DEAD. As a physician, Aregbesola should as well issue a clinicaly certified death by decompossing the body of the “deceased’. He Aregbe has his own opinion which must be regardless. We have seen health practictioners failed in their diagnoses let alone one who had no theoretical foundation of the political ideas except that he mistakenly clinched victory. Albeit victory non clinical.

  • bela

    wen Pdp bounces back, you wont need an announcement. Yes it fell, but it will not stay down. its reinenforcing an soon APc will feel the full weight of PDP’s bounce back.

    • Story for the God’s…. I hear you Prophetess Bela…

    • Burbank

      Wake up the sphinx if PDP bounces back!

  • mary

    Supported!!!!PDP is not died….Gov fayose will not join you in that fucking party APC

  • sandra

    Gov Rauf Aregbesole is a devil in human form

  • Sambo

    PDP was the only party that brought Nigeria to a rejuvenation. The yearly investments by successive PDP administrations changed the face of agriculture in our country from a development Programme to a business for national wealth creation, focusing on the private sector.
    By 2014 our national food production had expanded by an additional 21 million metric tons, a record, exceeding the national set target of 20 million metric tons for 2015. Their are lots of positive achievements that the pdp brought to Nigeria, so let nobody come and say that the same party that revived this nation is dead

    • Burbank

      And looted Nigeria for 16 years

  • andy

    There are more pressing issues at government house. Osun deserves sound policies that will influence and promote the welfare of it citizenry and advance humanity. It is a time for brain stimulation and productive investment. You seem to be idle like the physician with no knowledge to revive, transform and develop solution and lives.

  • EEffiong P Bassey

    Nigerians,APC is not the last option. PDP is alive and kicking, to everything there is season and time.

    • Angelina


    • Okafor

      If APC want to kill PDP it is killing itself because Nigerians are watching. Pin me to the ground and you are on the ground! Get up from me and I get up! Sayings of the WISE.

      • No one want to kill anyone, the party has already been killed… Thank you.

    • PDP season and time has expired… No more second chance.

      • Burbank


    • Burbank

      PDP- Permanently Dead Party

  • Sambo

    In spite of the exit of some of its founders and leaders, the PDP is still in line with the vision and mission of its founding fathers. PDP is not dead but is coming back good and better

    • Burbank

      Not until say 2099

  • Ela

    Get to work oga Rauf and stop obsessing about ur opposition

    • Is there anything wrong with what he is saying? Is the party not dead?

  • miky

    PDP is not dead oooh, people should stop dreaming

    • Lack of ideas killed PDP… And it will take a long time for them to realize themselves(they are still confuse).

    • Burbank

      Is Metuh dancing now?

  • Angelina

    PDP is alive and sleeping like a lion but soon time will tell

    • Soon, in the next 50years?

    • Burbank

      Time already told, on March 28, 2015

  • mine

    FAYOSE is a man of intergrity n realty, more grease to your elbow sir

    • Okafor

      It does happen when a party loses election. It is as if that is the end. There are resignations and adjustments here and there to prepare to be in opposition. Such thing has never happened in Nigerian political history. But it is common in Europe and the Americas. So PDP is not dead and should not die. It is good for our democracy. Forget those fair-weather politicians. They have nothing to offer.

    • woman leader

      When ever fayose refuse to take his medicine he says rubbish.

    • He is blabbing saying rubbish and you are supporting him, is that how the pigs behaves?

    • Burbank

      Integrity to rig the election with Gen Momoh and Obanikoro?

    • dpfrank

      Fayose the drunk? He is a beer parlor and faaji governor, he has no integrity, he is a thief

  • mine

    most great men once failed in their endeaviours to achieve greatness so very soon PDP WILL RISE AGAIN

    • excel

      In your delude dream. Pdpig is a goner, not even in another world.

    • Burbank

      Obama bin Lden? Hitler? Mussolini? Gaddafi? Saddam Hussein? Slobodan Milisovic?

    • dpfrank

      PDP is history

  • Sambo

    PDP pioneer members and leaders, who left the party at different times includes former National Chairmen, Audu Ogbeh, Barnabas Gemade and Abubakar Kawu Baraje; former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Iyorchia Ayu andYahaya Kwande.

    Former PDP National Secretary, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) Musa Kwankwaso (Kano); Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto); Murtala Nyako (Adamawa); Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu; Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai and their Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom among others also dumped the PDP just before the March/April general elections

    Can you spot anyone among these people without a corrupt case? Why condemning the PDP to death?

    • Peter_Edo

      which of them benefited from BLOOD FUNDS?

    • Burbank

      Which party is responsible for the destruction of Nigeria for 16 years?


  • Arabakpura

    Did Aregbe drive it into that thick skull that PDP is dead?

    • dpfrank

      Am happy he did


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  • woman leader

    Fayose is a mad man.

    • dele20

      Fayose is senseless

    • dpfrank

      Fayose should go see a doctor

  • Olatubosun

    Pdp is dead already they are no where to be found. Devil party,

    • dele20

      We find pdp, we couldnt see, pdp is dead,

    • dpfrank

      We need a vibrant opposition not PDP

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    Pdpigs should go an look bush…they should go with their empty brain

  • EEffiong P Bassey

    who killed PDP? did you. joblessness. mtcheeeeeeeeew

    • woman leader

      Pdp is dead and buried.

    • PDP is dead, they will reign again in the next 50years…

      • dpfrank

        Never again

    • excel

      Progressive Nigerians did, are you satisfied?

    • dele20

      Pdp is in graveyard, are you just knowing

    • dpfrank

      PDP is dead, simple

  • excel

    RIP pdpig

  • dele20

    Buhari is doing great job, no more corruption

  • Burbank

    Fayose looking to play the Yoruba race card to look for sympathy among Yorubas!
    Sorry Fayose, Yorubas will be the first to hang you for your crimes.

  • dpfrank

    Fayose cannot use Yoruba unity to deceive us, Aregbesola please be careful of this man

    • dele20

      Yeah, a good advice

  • dele20

    Fayosse not a mature governor, he is not worthy to be a governor, who even elected him?

  • dele20

    Fayose needs a psychiatrist, he is mentally abnormal

  • dpfrank

    Fayose is a thief and a murderer

    • Rambunctious Billionaire

      You are a worthless paid APC agent….only morons like you will believe the hypocrisy you peddle.

  • dele20

    I’m generous, I can still manage to give fayose medical herbs, but I think his disease is incurable

  • dele20

    PDP is dead, buried, now in graveyard,

  • dele20

    PDP is a ghost

  • dele20

    PDP, a political player has kicked the bucket

  • Omo Oye

    And APC is nailing PDP cascket with bundle of lies to manipulate the populace, as from the begining, using press and official organ called EFCC to heighting hatred against PDP, forgetting mother natures of Law of Karma. They are even sowing the seed of discord within the populace and slamming the doors on ‘deflector’ for frar of their ‘low esteem’and lack of confidence.

  • anta mitchel

    The guy is guilty very clear o piti piti