PRESS RELEASE: On Omisore’s Latest Plot To Destabilise Osun Hiding Behind A Summit

APC_LogoThe attention of the Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress has been drawn to the surreptitious activities of a group by the name Osun Stakeholders which is planning what it calls a summit on Osun education and financial status.

This party is aware of the treasonable intent of the summit and we make bold to say that this is in furtherance of the activities of the same politicians whose agenda have been to destabilise the state.

 After its press conference held in Osogbo to announce its intention, we have been left with no doubt that the summit is another phase of the grand plot of the opposition elements to sustain their campaigns of calumny against the government of APC in Osun.

Or how do we explain various statements credited to the conveners to the effect that “it appears there is no one on top of the situation at the moment” or that “our State of the Living Spring has been in the news…over its near bankruptcy…” and other such inciting statements to the people.

We hereby state categorically that behind this latest plot is the humiliated governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the August 9, 2014 election, Iyiola Omisore and his allies.

It is germane to inform all well-meaning, decent individuals who may have been invited by the mischief-makers to this ill-motivated summit but are unaware of the real intention to see through the selfish political aggrandisement that lurks behind it.

The people of Osun in the August 9 2014 election totally rejected Omisore through the ballot. We are aware that after that humiliating defeat and the eventual dismissal of his petition as frivolous by the tribunal, Appeal Tribunal and the Supreme Court, he has been running from pillar to posts to ochestrate all manners of destabilisation plots to bring down the APC government.

The last of these dubious antics was the failed attempt to capitalise on the strike embarked upon by workers in Osun over the delay in payment of salaries.

Last week, the attempt to unleash mayhem on the state through a sponsored protest was foiled by the combined efforts of eagle-eyed security agencies and the vigilant residents of this state who have insisted Omisore cannot get what he lost from the ballot through sponsored violence.

The State of Osun is very much on course. There is peace, there is stability, there is development. The ‘failure’ being highlighted is in the warped minds of the wicked and very few disgruntled individuals who are desperate for power without responsibility.

It is true workers were on strike for six weeks. This is not strange in a democracy? As expected, the basis for that industrial dispute is being resolved through the commitment of the government and the understanding of the workers.

The APC Osun chapter therefore wishes to call the attention of security agencies to this latest plot to destabilise the state.


Barr. Kunle Oyatomi,

Director, Media & Strategy,

All Progressive Congress,
State of Osun