The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ajibola Basiru, is confident that his party will come into power in Osun State in 2026.
During a meeting in Osogbo, Basiru encouraged APC members to start mobilizing for the upcoming gubernatorial election in 2026. He also criticized the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, for not being honest about urban renewal projects.
Basiru stated, “The much-talked-about borehole per ward is not real. A government built on lies and propaganda will eventually fail.”
Basiru sympathized with the workers in Osun State for the difficulties they are facing. He questioned the use of the first tranche of N2 billion palliative fund from the Federal Government.
He asked, “What has Adeleke done with the N2 billion from the Federal Government? Other states like Kwara, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos, Imo, Anambra, Kano, and even war-ravaged Borno have been able to provide additional benefits to their workers. Has any Osun worker received even a cup of rice from the bags of rice that Osun PDP received from the Federal Government? The allocation from the Federal Government to Osun has increased significantly, but it has not improved the welfare of the workers or resulted in tangible projects for the people.”
In response, the Osun Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, issued a statement through its party chairman, Sunday Bisi. Bisi advised Basiru to stop dreaming about his party’s return to power in the state.
Bisi stated, “Basiru’s statement ignores the progress and positive changes that have occurred in Osun State under Governor Adeleke’s administration. The people of Osun rejected Basiru and his group of political misfits, whose only goal was to loot and destroy the state.”
He added, “Basiru’s claims about APC’s resurgence in 2026 show that he is out of touch with the current situation in Osun. His disregard for the ongoing positive changes in the state highlights his lack of understanding of the needs and aspirations of the people.”