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Good Governance: ‘Atunto Osun’ Movement launched In Osun



Good Governance: 'Atunto Osun' Movement launched In Osun

By Rafiu Agboola, Osogbo

Atunto Osun, a sociopolitical group in Osun has commenced mobilisation of party faithfuls in unprecedented move to rescue the people of Osun State from the hardship due to what it described as “bad governance” .

Atunto Osun, spearheaded by a prominent member of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) and former Governorship aspirant, Prince Dotun Babayemi, embarked on a mission to identify a successor for the current Governor, Ademola Adeleke.

The group has issued a rallying call to all party faithfuls and its supporters, urging them to actively participate in the quest to find a suitable candidate who will rescue Osun people from the hands of Ademola Adeleke in the forthcoming 2026 Governorship election.

Speaking at the event which took place at the popular Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Babayemi hinted that the movement aimed at repositioning Osun State politically and economically for the betterment of the people.

He said: “Atunto Osun, or “Resetting Osun,” is a movement that aims to improve administration and provide economic support for the average Osun citizen. Thousands of individuals from all political and religious backgrounds came to the Park to participate in this campaign.

“The modus operandi of Atunto Osun is basically skewed towards having a better Osun through a dedicated participation devoid of political, religious or cultural learnings.

“It’s for all well intentioned indigenes and non- indigenes in the state.

According to Babayemi, the event is a meeting of people with similar goals who want to see the welfare of everyone, especially the less fortunate.

The grassroots political mobilizer added that the platform allows the people reshape Osun State politically.

“We have given all political parties a forum in local administration so that they can gain from the expansion of the economy. We want the grassroots community to unite and take ownership of the state’s improvement.

Babayemi claims that event was a grassroots gathering of people rather than a political event.

Also speaking, Ajibade Falade stated, “Based on all indications, it appears that Prince Babasemi organized this program with the intention of reaching out to the grassroots community and those whose voices go unheard.”

Falade expressed optimism that the collaborative project will be yield positive result

“I’m sure this collaborative project will be a success.”

New Telegraph gathered that the movement drew leaders from many political parties, primarily the Accord Party (AP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the All Progressives Congress (APC), in addition to state citizens.

New Telegraph reports that move signals a deep-seated discord within the party, raising questions about the cohesion and unity among its members.

The presence of these key personalities at the meeting underscores the significance of the unfolding crisis and the potential implications it may have on the party’s future.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson to Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, has described the move as efforts in futility, accusing the convener of the group, Babayemi of playing up a wrong narrative about the state.

He said from the time that Governor Adeleke assumed office, Osun people can see a clear commitment to fixing the damages of the past and bringing about a refreshing experience,” the statement noted.

“Contrary to the fallacy advanced by Babayemi, Osun people are enjoying good governance under the administration of Ademola Adeleke. If Babayemi is too frustrated to see this, we like to refer him to the fact that Governor Adeleke is the one who cash backed the workers’ promotion his sponsor now failed to pay while in office”