Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede, others to debate as Ondo Diaspora Organisation Unveil Platform

-Adewale Adetoyese The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who is equally the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his counterpart from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Eyitayo Jegede are set to partake in a governorship debate organized by the Ondo State Diaspora Organisation in Europe. According to a statement signed by Gbemisola Bisi-Taiwo Esq. Chairman, Ondo State Diaspora Organisation Europe, on Wednesday, the motive of the debate is to equip the people of Ondo State with respect to having full knowledge of candidates seek who…

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Thugs Take Over Ondo State House Of Assembly Complex

Thugs have taken over the entrance of the Ondo State House of Assembly complex, causing critical stir among lawmakers and staff of the house of assembly. We gathered that the thugs are a sect of the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers who were there at the instance of the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun. The development is allegedly part of the ongoing feud between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, both of whom are candidates of separate parties for the October…

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Ondo 2020: Shame On Us!!!

How badly can it get for us? Must politics be a do or die for us as Nigerians? If politics is actually a call to serve, why do we have to kill the very people we intend to serve before we get to the desired position of service? A call to serve humanity should be gotten through a free and fair process; why must political aspirants send out thugs cum party loyalist to destroy banners and posters of other eligible aspirants? Does it also have to get bad, to the…

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Ondo 2020: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Believes It’s A Done Deal For Arakunrin Akeredolu

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Ondo State governorship election, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has explained why he believes the ruling party will win on October 10. The Governor revealed this while speaking with journalists on Thursday at Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja according to a report by The Nation newspaper. The campaign chairman believes the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election, has performed well to win again with a landslide victory. “The party’s confidence is buoyed by the…

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Ondo 2020: Zenith Labour Party Excos Defect To APC, Declares Support For Akeredolu

-Sayo Johnson Against the backdrop information that the incumbent Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi has defected to ZLP in order contest in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, having fell out with Gov. Akeredolu and losing PDP guber-primaries. Facts has emerged this morning that a good number of ZLP members and excos have decided to leave the party as they do not support Mr. Agboola. This was revealed in a statement released on the social media accounts of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. See full report below; ONDO 2020: ZLP STATE,…

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Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor Ajayi Eyeing Mimiko’s Party, ZLP

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi is allegedly expected to officially announce his move to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and will be adopted as the candidate of the party for the October 10 governorship election. Multiple sources close to Mr Ajayi and the ZLP have disclosed this to our correspondent S’Teller. Mr Ajayi who lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to Eyitayo Jegede, has completed plans to join ZLP having met with state and national leaders of the party. One of those who is said to…

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Ondo State Set Date For Local Government Elections

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission has slated August 22 as the date for local government elections in the state. This was disclosed on Monday by the chairman of the commission, Yomi Dinakin, at the headquarters of the commission in Akure, the state capital. The election, which was first set for April, was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Mr Dinakin said “since the pandemic has come to stay, the commission under Section 25 of the Electoral Act has the power to determine the date of the…

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Gov. Akeredolu Submits Petition Against Former SSG Over Electoral Manipulation Claim

The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunri Rotimi Akeredolu, and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have petitioned the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, over an allegation by the former Secretary to the State Government. The former SSG had alleged that the 2016 governorship election was manipulated in favour of the incumbent Governor Akeredolu. Ifedayo Abegunde, the ex-SSG, disclosed in a radio interview that, himself and some other powerful individuals helped Mr Akeredolu win the election. After a backlash from Mr Akeredolu last week, the ex-SSG recanted his…

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Akeredolu’s 2nd Term Ambition Uncertain

There seem to be instability in the government circle in Ondo State due to the alleged disqualification of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from the party’s governorship primary election by the All Progressives Congress screening committee. The alleged disqualification of the Governor has however not been made public, our correspondent S’Teller gathered that some bigwigs in the party, who got wind of the situation, had intervened to save Governor Akeredolu from the embarrassment of disqualification. It was learnt that Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, was leading moves to get the disqualification overturned.…

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Impeachment Notice: Why Some MHA Wants Ondo Deputy Governor’s Head

While 9 members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have recently dissociated themselves from the impeachment of Deputy Governor Alfred Agboola of Ondo State, other MHAs would not back down. Some of these MHAs are bent on the impeachment process on the account of alleged misconduct of the the Deputy Governor. The letter signed by 14 members of the Ondo State House of Assembly made seven allegations against the Deputy Governor The allegations are as follows; Gross Misconduct Abuse of office with action likely to bring down Ondo State…

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