Aregbesola Accuses Omisore Of Falsifying USAID’s Osun Pre-Election Poll 


The Aregbesola Campaign organization has dismissed as scam the pre-election poll purportedly conducted by the USAID, accusing its opponent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Senator Iyiola Omisore of fabricating the report.

In an inquiry letter to USAID, the campaign organization for All Progressive Congress APC, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, sought to authenticate the said poll, but was told that there was no such.

It would be recalled that a short message service (SMS) was circulated on social media claiming that the USAID had conducted a pre-election survey which favours Omisore in the next guber election in Osun state.

Below is the exchange of mails and responses from the USAID on a fraudulent poll which the Omisore camp claimed to have been conducted by USAID.

Dear Ms Omotunde:
My attention has been brought to the outlandish findings of an opinion poll purportedly conducted by the USAID.

In my capacity as the Chairman and Director General of the Aregbesola campaign, I am seeking to verify whether or not the USAID conducted a poll on the pending gubernatorial election in the State of Osun.

If such a poll was conducted, it is only fair that its findings be freely disseminated to all rather than what now appears to be a clandestine circulation. Accordingly, I am requesting an authentic copy of the results of whatever poll was conducted by the USAID on the pending election in Osun.

Needless to say, the good name and reputation of the USAID should be jealously guarded from being shredded or damaged by certified crocodiles in the murky waters of Nigeria’s partisan politicking.


Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Ph.D.

Dear Senator Adeyeye and Mr. Okanlawon,

With reference to  your enquiries on the above subject matter, please read below the various responses on the issue from the different sections of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria:

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From the Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Rhonda Watson

NO USAID poll was taken in Osun

From USAID, Democracy and Governance Team, Abuja

None of USAID Peace and Democratic Governance Implementing Partners ( P/DG IPs) support or plan to support any election related opinion polls in Osun.

Thank you

Joke Omotunde (Mrs.)

Information Specialist

U.S. Consulate General, Lagos
Thank you. I knew from the beginning that the USAID could not have taken the poll! Certified liars touted the USAID to give themselves the credibility they never had and never will.