The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called out a group called Osun Masterminds, which is associated with the All Progressive Congress (APC), for being bitter about their loss in the July 2022 elections. This group, sponsored by the APC, is still unable to accept their defeat and is now making baseless threats against the state government.
Osun Masterminds used to enjoy special treatment under the former APC government, but the people of Osun rejected them and their sponsors. Since then, this hired group has been acting as a mouthpiece for rejected and defeated politicians. They are so blinded by their loss that they fail to see the ongoing due process compliance in the recently unveiled multi-billion naira infra plan.
The state government has already announced an ongoing procurement process for the infra plan. Bid advertisements have been placed, and the State Assembly has worked on a supplementary budget. However, Osun Masterminds, despite having a supposed professor as their team lead, refuses to acknowledge these facts. They also ignore the Governor’s clear statement that the funds for the infrastructure plan will come from savings, cost-cutting measures, and expanding the state’s revenue base. No money will be borrowed from financial institutions.
It is absurd for Osun Masterminds to threaten the state government with an anti-graft probe when the government is focused on saving money and implementing a transparent infrastructure plan. The group fails to accept the defeat of their masters in four consecutive elections. We challenge them to follow through with their threats, but we assure them that Osun has moved on to a development-focused governorship under the PDP. We will not be distracted by the rantings of political jobbers masquerading as civil society activists.
Signed by Hon Sunday Bisi, the State Chairman of Osun State PDP, this statement reaffirms the commitment of the PDP to due process and transparency. The PDP is running a government that prioritizes the people’s needs and aims for sustainable development. The defeat of the APC and their hired group is a testament to the people’s choice for progress. Date: 30th October, 2023