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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More Than 5000 Card Readers Burnt In Ondo INEC Inferno

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said no fewer than 5000 card reader machines were destroyed in a fire that razed down its Akure office in Ondo State on Thursday evening. Our correspondent gathered that INEC Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye, who spoke with journalists at the scene of the incident disclosed that the fire affected the Information and Communication Technology section of the commission, saying over 5100 card readers had been burnt in the inferno. He explained that about 1000 card readers delivered to…

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu Makes Election Promises As He Was Welcomed By The Oluoke Of Okeigbo.

ONDO 2020: WE WILL MAKE OKE-IGBO A LOCAL COUNCIL WITHIN ONE YEAR” Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu “Mr Governor, despite the COVID 19 pandemic, our people still troop out en masse to welcome. This is a sign of our love for you. “Our community, before now, lacked portable water; our roads are abandoned; our school infrastructures are blot on the landscape; our health centres were in moribund; but today, everything is receiving attention from the Akeredolu led administration. “We used to have a problem of insecurity here, especially in our farms, but…

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Fire Guts INEC Headquarters In Ondo Ahead Of Gubernatorial Poll

Adewale Adetoyese Fire catches INEC headquarters in Ondo ahead of gubernatorial poll. Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election, fire from a yet to be identified source gutted the Ondo State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the fire destroyed some items in a section of the office. When newsmen visited the scene, security operatives cordoned off the premises. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Dr Rufus Akeju, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report as calls…

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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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Toxic Waste Kills 3 In Ondo State

The broken dam holding toxic substances produced by a Chinese company operating in Omotosho forest reserve in Okitipupa, Ondo State, has claimed the lives of three men in Ondo State. The information was confirmed by the Ondo State Police Command in the state. The Wewood company is engaged in cassava to ethanol production in the area and also involved in the production of plywood and tiles. The victims of the unfortunate incident are: Akinmusire Monday (35), Samuel Louis (45) and Ododolewa Adebowale (19). The men were in the forest to…

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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 State: Court Reverse Suspension Of Deputy Deputy Ajayi & 3 MHA

A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state c, on Friday set aside the suspension of four members of the State House of Assembly by the leadership of the House. Justice Ademola Bola in his ruling said the Speaker, Hon Bamidele Oleyeloogun lacked the power to suspend any member of the Assembly. While describing the suspension as illegal and unlawful, the court also ordered the Assembly to immediately pay all the entitlements of the affected lawmakers with N5 million Naira damages also awarded. The affected lawmakers are the Deputy Speaker…

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Ondo LG Election: Bloody Party Clash, Other Parties’ Withdraw

A bloody clash erupted between the supporters of the All Progressives Congress and the African Democratic Congress on Friday in Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area. A similar incident has also been reported in Ilaje local government where members of the All Progressives Congress were allegedly attacked by hoodlums. The incidents occurred 24 hours to the council election, scheduled to hold on Saturday, August 22. The police in Ondo State are still investigating the cause of these unrest. According to the police spokesperson, Tee Leo-Ikoro, who confirmed the incident…

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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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