…Boasts Opposition ‘ll Produce first female governor in 2026
Former Commissioner for Works and Transportation in Ekiti State, Mrs. Funmilayo Ogun has boasted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will win the 2026 governorship election in the state against all odds.
She averred that the party has the followership to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress, stating that the party won’t allow personal interest of individuals to override corporate interest of committed members.
To actualise this, Ogun, who was a Commissioner under the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose, pleaded with PDP followers to reset their mindset and have the conviction that they can reclaim the State from Governor Biodun Oyebanji in 2026.
Also reiterating that the state is now ripe to produce a female governor, Ogun predicted that such dream would be realised in 2026, with the PDP flaunting its magic wand and display its avowed love for gender balancing unlike the ruling party.
Ogun, who is also a former State Secretary of the party, maintained this position barely 24 hours after former Governor Fayose endorsed the incumbent governor Biodun Oyebanji ahead of 2026 poll at a church service marking the governor’s one year in office.
In a statement on Monday and titled: ‘PDP on Course to Reclaim Ekiti with a Female Governor in 2026’, Ogun urged the PDP to come together and start planning ahead of the 2026 governoship election, saying the coast is clear considering the abysmal failure of the APC at the national level.
She urged the party members to be resolute and have the stable conviction that she would champion the reclamation battle and becomes the first female governor in Ekiti and Nigeria.
Mrs. Ogun noted that “there is difference between passion for development and personal interest. Some people are only after personal interest and not collective interest. We won’t allow this in PDP.
“A party that ruled the country for 16 years and at a time produced 30 out of the 36 governors can’t be said to be a pushover or not well mobilised to win a state like Ekiti. We are on course and we will fulfil this dream.
“I am convinced we are taking over power in 2026. I will be the next governor of Ekiti State and the first female governor in Nigeria.
“By this day in 2026, we will all be celebrating our swearing in by God’s grace. We just need to come together as a party and tell ourselves we can do it. But this can only be realised in unison”.
She regretted that some leaders who benefited greatly from the PDP had abandoned the party and no longer concerned about its survival and return to its winning streak.
The former PDP scribe charged PDP members, especially the young turks to believe that they can reposition the party and rescue it from heading for the rock.
“The young generation of PDP should believe that they can sit on the table and eat , rather than depending on the crumbs falling off the tables of leaders that had already seated. This party belongs to all of us .
” It is no longer going to be business as usual. The party will now be handed over to committed leaders and not merchants”.
She promised to declare her intention to run for the seat to the party and Ekiti people at the appropriate time.