The All Progressives Congress in the state is determined to reclaim the power that it lost to the Peoples Democratic Party’s incumbent governor, Ademola Adeleke, according to Mr. Adejare Bello, the former Nigerian ambassador to Mexico.
On Thursday, after finishing his assignment in the country of Latin America, Bello, an Osun State native, gave a speech at a reception held in his hometown by the APC leadership and members of his entourage.
Bello, the former speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, stated in a speech obtained on Friday that Adeleke might not be reelected for a second term in 2026 and that it is Adeleke’s responsibility to see to it that all sectors of the state are developed.
“APC is a party to watch out for in 2026,” he declared. You should not worry; APC will regain power. That man there is my brother and friend today. I hope the best for him.
“When Governor Ademola Adeleke emerged victorious in the Supreme Court election, I congratulated him. But in terms of politics, I have to stand up for where I belong, which is why I warned the people of Osun that the APC would seize power in 2026.
“I would also like to suggest to Governor Ademola Adeleke that in the nearly three years he has left, he should work even harder to ensure that Osun is developed in all its aspects, as he might not have four more years to do so.”
Regarding the status of the national economy, Bello said that “we all know that Nigeria is battered” and forecast better times for Nigerians under President Bola Tinubu’s administration. However, we must collaborate with him, offer Tinubu some sort of synergy, and offer prayers for him.
Nigeria has an imbalance in trade with other continents because our imports are nearly ten times greater than our exports. This implies that we must lower our demand for imports.
“If I were president right now, I would outlaw at least 85% of what we currently import. Nigeria’s future is extremely bleak if we don’t take action, Bello warned.