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Ondo 2020: Our plan on election sensitive materials —INEC Chair

Ondo 2020: Our plan on election sensitive materials —INEC Chair

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu today declared that all sensitive materials for October 10 governorship election in the state will be moved to Akure on October 5, 2020. Prof Yakubu also declared that a special stakeholders and security meetings would be held in Akure on the 5th October in order to ensure hitch-free election in the sunshine state. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the election sensitive materials would be…

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Ondo 2020: IPC, IMS, Experts warn media orgs on election conflict

Ondo 2020: IPC, IMS, Experts warn media orgs on election conflict

By: Ade Adeleke In their quest to ensure journalists cover the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in Ondo state professionally, the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) and the International Press Centre (IPC) have held a roundtable on Professional, Inclusive and Conflict Sensitive Reporting of the State Governorship Election. This is also part of the two organization’s visions of building the capacity of journalists across Nigeria to enhance professionalism in reporting sensitive events. The participants…

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Ondo 2020: I didn’t write Akeredolu over Jegede —Mimiko

Ondo 2020: I didn’t write Akeredolu over Jegede —Mimiko

I DID NOT WRITE ANY OPEN LETTER – MIMIKO Dr Olusegun Mimiko did not write, has not written and will not write any letter to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State or any other candidate as we coast home to the October 10, 2020 Governorship election. Any letter purportedly written by him is fake, tendencious and could only have been the figment of the imagination of the authors. Any message and or letter in the…

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Ondo Guber poll: Court grants lawyer’s request over Agboola’s eligibility

Ondo Guber poll: Court grants lawyer’s request over Agboola’s eligibility

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, today granted the application for leave filed by Akure based Lawyer, Femi Emmanuel Emodamori, seeking an order of mandamus to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to publish the personal particulars of the Ondo state Deputy Governor, Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi, as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the upcoming State Governorship Election. The court presided over by Justice A.R. Muhammed ordered INEC to…

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“No govt’s patronage for Ondo artisans since Mimiko left office, we need Agboola”

“No govt’s patronage for Ondo artisans since Mimiko left office, we need Agboola”

As the October 10 governorship election approaches, members of the Ondo State Artisans Group (OSAG) have called on the state Deputy Governor and flagbearer of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Hon Agboola Ajayi, to come to their rescue and save their means of livelihood that has suffered economic downturn since the emergence of the present government in the state. The group, at an interactive session with former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, in Akure, on Tuesday, said…

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Why Ondo Commissioner dumped Akeredolu’s govt

Why Ondo Commissioner dumped Akeredolu’s govt

By: Oluwatosin Adesola A commissioner with the Ondo State Oil Producing Commission (OSOPADEC), Chief Bisi Ilawole yesterday resigned his appointment with the State government. More facts have however emerged over the resignation as it was learnt that the decision of Ilawole was to enable him team up with the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi to unseat Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the forthcoming gubernatorial election. Immediately, Ilawole from Ilaje Local Government Area of the state dumped…

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Ondo 2020: We’ve uncovered fresh plot by PDP, ZLP —APC

Ondo 2020: We’ve uncovered fresh plot by PDP, ZLP  —APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has uncovered plan by political parties including the PDP and ZLP to employ crude means to destroy the image of the party, ahead of the gubernatorial election. Inna Press Statement, the Party’s state publicity secretary, Alex Kalejaye said “the unholy alliance is informed by the fact parties perceive in APC a common enemy because they are jittery over the rising profile of the ruling APC, on account…

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Breaking: INEC Chairman arrives Akure ahead of Ondo Guber poll

Breaking: INEC Chairman arrives Akure ahead of Ondo Guber poll

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Mammud Yakubu today commenced a three day official visit to Ondo state ahead of the October 10 governorship election He arrived Akure Ondo State capital around noon today. Addressing Newsmen at the Airport, Prof Yakubu said he came to have on the spot assessment of the level of preparedness for the October 10 Governorship election in the state. The INEC Boss noted that the commission had made…

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Ondo 2020: Attacks on our campaign offices, billboards worrisome —Agboola

Ondo 2020: Attacks on our campaign offices, billboards worrisome —Agboola

Suspected political thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday night attacked the campaign office of the Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Hon Agboola Ajayi. The security personnel attached to the Secretariat, Mr Gbenga Olayoriju, said the thugs who were five in number came in an APC branded vehicle, attacked the Secretariat, destroying the billboard and other valuables at the premises. Adeyoriju said the suspected thugs who came…

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COVID-19: We’ll sanction any school that reopens in Ondo —Govt

COVID-19: We’ll sanction any school that reopens in Ondo —Govt

PRESS RELEASE ONDO STATE GOVERNMENT WARNS SCHOOLS AGAINST REOPENING Ondo State Government says it has not directed or permitted the re-opening of primary and tertiary institutions, public or private, in the state while Secondary Schools have been permitted to open for only SSS 3 and Junior Secondary School Class 3. This directive is in line with its objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19. All…

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Ajipe meets Omotosho community, seeks support for Aketi on Ondo-Linyi Industrial hub

Ajipe meets Omotosho community, seeks support for Aketi on Ondo-Linyi Industrial hub

The Chief executive officer of Klick Connect Networks chief Alex Ajipe has promised the people of Omotosho in Okitipupa local government areas of more dividend of democracy if Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu wins second term in office. Ajipe who is also the chairman of Ondo/Liyin Industrial hub stated this while meeting with the residents of the community in his office in Akure on Monday. He said the various projects executed and commissioned by Akeredolu administration are…

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Fuel hike: Workers begin strike Sept 28 —NLC

Fuel hike: Workers begin strike Sept 28 —NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) today vowed to proceed with its planned strike and protest with effect from September 28 following the failure of the Federal Government to reverse the hike in electricity tariff and fuel price. Rising from its National Executive Council meeting in Abuja a few minutes ago, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said the proposed action by the organised labour would proceed from next week. He stated that the decision was unanimously…

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Ondo 2020: Court remands 7 political thugs in prison

Ondo 2020: Court remands 7 political thugs in prison

Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state, seven suspected political thugs arrested last week with firearms in Ose local government area of the state, have been remanded to the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre, Olokuta Akure. They were remanded by an Akure Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Tope Aladejana. The seven suspects were arrested by security agents along Ikaro road, Ifon headquarters of Ose LGA on September 19, 2020…

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N60m Bursary: Akeredolu has failed us —Ondo Students

N60m Bursary: Akeredolu has failed us —Ondo Students

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Students in Ondo state under the umbrella of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) today registered their displeasure over the failure of the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to fulfill his promise of disbursing their bursary and scholarship. Addressing newsmen in Akure, the National President of NAOSS, Kikiowo Ayoade, who spoke at a press briefing in Akure, said previous administrations paid bursaries to students until 2015. Ayoade stated that his…

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We’ll deal with Oshiomhole if…. Obaseki

We’ll deal with Oshiomhole if…. Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, says his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, and All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, pose danger to democracy in Nigeria. The governor said this during an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday. Obaseki noted that Tinubu and Oshiomhole had no position in any party or any constitutionally- recognised public office and yet they go about trying to control those who have the backing of the law. He said such people pose…

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Ondo 2020: Dep Governor releases ZLP campaign team

Ondo 2020: Dep Governor releases ZLP campaign team

FULL LIST OF THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE THE AGBOOLA AJAYI/ GBOYE ADEGBENRO ONDO 2020 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION CONTACT AND MOBILIZATION 1. Rt. Hon (Dr. ) Bakita Bello – CHAIRMAN. 2. Barr. Rotimi Omomuwa – SECRETARY 3. Rt. Hon Abdusalam Olawale Taofik 4 Mr . Tubosun Awe 5. Mr Oseni Muyideen 6. Alhaja SOK .Ogunmodede 7. Alhaji. Azeez Momoh 8. Hon Akin Aibinuomo 9. Hon. Ojo Víctor 10. Mr. Animasahun S.O 11. Mr Akadiri Imoru 12. Prince A….

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N430m scam: Akeredolu’s son blasts Ondo dep governor, threatens drastic action

N430m scam: Akeredolu’s son blasts Ondo dep governor, threatens drastic action

Following an allegation by the Ondo state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi that the son of his boss, Babajide Akeredolu allegedly got a share of N430million naira as a consultancy fee from the state money (N4.3billion) discovered at a commercial bank recently, the governor’s son has threatened to sue Agboola for maligning his image. Babajide said this in a statement made available to SUNSHINETRUTH in Akure today. Agboola had made the comment during his campaign flag…

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What we’ll do on LCDA creation —Akeredolu

What we’ll do on LCDA creation —Akeredolu

EXCITEMENT AT ELEGBEKA MARKET AS GOVERNOR’S CONVOY HELD DOWN BY JUBILANT TRADERS Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, was received in Ifon on Monday, September 21, 2020 by a massive crowd who thronged the major streets in the town for the Governor’s re-election campaign rally in Ose local government. Governor Akeredolu had earlier held a separate rally in Irekari zone of Ose local government after a closed door meeting with traditional rulers in the…

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Why we celebrated Edo poll outcome —APC Nat Secretariat

Why we celebrated Edo poll outcome —APC Nat Secretariat

APC CONGRATULATES OBASEKI, ……..Commends INEC The September 19, 2020 Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP). We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represent victory for Nigeria’s democracy. As a party,…

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Ondo 2020: ZLP apologizes to Adelegan, admits Bitire

Ondo 2020: ZLP apologizes to Adelegan, admits Bitire

We inadvertently released the name of Mr. Solomon Adelegan as one of the members of the Campaign Committee of the Zenith Labour Party as released earlier today. The name intended for release was Mr. Solomon Bitire, former Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Okitipupa Local Government. We apologise to Mr. Adelegan for the error. Kola Ademujimi Director General AgboGboye Campaign Council

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