A political critic and aspirant in the 2022 gubernatorial election in Osun State, Busuyi Oyewole, has accused elected political office holders in Osun of failing to develop the state.
Making this accusation in Osogbo on Wednesday, he also accused politicians from both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of neglecting the electorate after election victories but always coming back to them when their votes are needed again.
According to him, the attitude shown by this set of politicians doesn’t bother about using the people as a means to achieve an end.
He added that this attitude has always succeeded because of the poor political education of the majority of the masses.
According to him, “The political class has always taken advantage of the masses. This is because the masses have little or no education politically and this they use to advantage.
“They are aware that these people know that elections come up every three or four years, depending. So, these politicians start to court the people when the election comes but after that, they disappear to the comfort and attractions of their political offices and repeat the same cycle during another term.”
He however added that only a few from the political class have tried to carry the masses along after achieving victory in the polls.
“You can ask these politicians what the people have benefitted from them. All the opportunities available for the masses are distributed to their family members and cronies. All you see them giving the poor are motorcycles, sewing machines, wheelbarrows, farming implements, hairdryers all in the name of