An Abuja based online Publisher and governorship aspirant in Osun state, Olawale Rasheed has said that only a new breed politician with the right attributes can unseat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, Rasheed said while the people of Osun State are desirous of having a change, they should be looking into the future by getting politicians who will move the state forward and not be looking backwards.

He said: “Our people seek new face, new age leadership, a breath of fresh air, not aspirants that are part of the problem rather than the solution. If we say Osun is in crisis, does it start with the current government? If we are looking for the solution, how do you present problem as a solution?

Rasheed who is eyeing the governorship seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the party can only win next year’s poll by wide margin provided “the party understands what Osun people are saying on the streets, what the youth are clamouring for, how eager they are to break from the past.

“Overwhelming majority of voters in Osun state are fed up with the old political elite. If you want to beat APC next year, present a successor generation of leader within PDP. Without that, we may be digging for another failure”.

He said further that, “PDP leaders will be insulting the voters and underrating their intelligence if they fail to consciously work to produce a candidate from the right zone, with new age outlook and with unblemished records.

“It is a lie to affirm that Osun people want to ‘change the change’ at all cost. While they want change, they are not ready to jump from frying pan to fire. PDP can only become a viable option to the people when it demonstrates a true, not cosmetic break from the past”, he said.

“We have served our leaders, we have followed them from inception and we are mature. Now is the time for a successor generation to aspire and be supported to lead the state. I am one of the many children of the PDP. Our fathers should support us to take the mantle of leadership”.


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