Aketi’s reelection: Ondo APC & The Beauty of Unity

Aketi’s reelection: Ondo APC & The Beauty of Unity

ONDO APC AND THE BEAUTY OF UNITY By Ojo Oyewamide The gubernatorial battle in Ondo state is over, at least for now. The people of the state have elected their next governor. Their choice is still the same Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN. Their decision is an endorsement of the sterling performance recorded in Arakunrin Akeredolu’s first term. They wanted more of good governance. That was why they opted for more of him. So, the…

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What happens if American President refuses to handover

What happens if American President refuses to handover

On March 4th 1801 the second president of the United States John Adams refused to hand over office to his main rival at the 1800 election Thomas Jefferson. The rule of midday January 20 had not been written yet. Despite his stubbornness THE OFFICE SIMPLY LEFT HIM! After Thomas Jefferson was sworn in at an event which the incumbent refused to attend Whitehouse staff started to remove the president’s belongings from the White house (Adams…

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History of US Presidents who failed to get reelection

History of US Presidents who failed to get reelection

History of US Presidents that failed to get reelection With his seemingly defeat in the November 3, 2020 election, Incumbent United States (US) President, Donald Trump, may swell the rank of the country’s Number 1 citizens who failed in their re-election bid to 11. Before the current election, only 10 of the 45 occupants of the office were rejected at the polls in their second term attempt. Trump, who came into office four years ago…

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Ondo poll: Awe Bode, Sule Maito and APC defeat in their polling units

Ondo poll: Awe Bode, Sule Maito and APC defeat in their polling units

The just concluded October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo State is a test of one’s popularity. This is evident in the clear margin recorded by His Excellency, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). BUT the reverse was the case in the units of some self acclaimed popular politicians. It was reliably gathered that one Mr Awe Bode aka Bode the way, the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party ( ZLP)…

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Ondo poll: How I begged Mimiko on why he should back Akeredolu —Femi Adekanmbi

Ondo poll: How I begged Mimiko on why he should back Akeredolu —Femi Adekanmbi

Following the conduct of the Ondo State Gubernatorial Election which was to the re-election of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN as the Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Femi Adekanbi has described the victory of the white bearded legal cum political icon as well deserved while also applauding the Independent National Electoral Commission for the peaceful conduct of the electoral process in the State. Speaking on the victory of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, the APC Chieftain explained…

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Gbogi Emmanuel of Iwaro Oka-Akoko endorses “Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War”

Gbogi Emmanuel of Iwaro Oka-Akoko endorses “Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War”

GBOGI EMMANUEL OF IWARO OKA AKOKO SOUTH WEST ENDORSED VOTE NOT FIGHT “ELECTION NO BE WAR” ONDO STATE is stronger when we have peaceful election. We don’t have to fight to elect a leader because democracy is based on human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in which the freely expressed will of people is exercised. People have a say in decisions and can hold decision – makers to account. Women and men have equal rights…

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Nigeria @60 : The Unchanging Misadventure By Dr Doyin Okupe

Nigeria @60 : The Unchanging Misadventure By Dr Doyin Okupe

NIGERIA @60 : THE UNCHANGING MISADVENTURE BY DR DOYIN OKUPE Nigerian nation is captured in the celebratory mood of her diamond anniversary. However, it is pretty difficult for the nation to visualise the future without reflecting even briefly on the past. It is important to emphasize that hopes and aspirations from within and outside of the geographical expression known as Nigeria were very high on October 1, 1960, when the nation got her independence. It…

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Ondo PDP rally: Political rascality at its peak… by Alex Kalejaye

ONDO PDP RALLY: POLITICAL RASCALITY AT ITS PEAK By Alex Kalejaye Those that are sufficiently familiar with the antics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will attest to their inelastic penchant for violence, thuggery and unbridled lies. If you like, unquenchable desperation. To them, the electoral victory amounts to everything. They have no qualms with confusing the electorate; where it is impossible to convince the determinants of winners or losers in a democratic contest. Their…

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“Ondo 2020: How Akeredolu will hand over victory to Jegede”

“Ondo 2020: How Akeredolu will hand over victory to Jegede”

ONDO 2020: THE MANY SINS OF AKEREDOLU THAT WILL GIVE VICTORY TO JEGEDE. August 23, 2020 Kennedy Ikantu Peretei – Akure Not many people in Ondo State believe that Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN the incumbent Governor of Ondo State deserves a second term in office. This fact was underscored by the more than twenty Governorship Aspirants from his party APC, who told everyone that cared to listen that Akeredolu has destroyed their party and the…

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IBI-GIGA & ONDO POLITICS: Those Behind Promotion of Good Governance

IBI-GIGA & ONDO POLITICS: Those Behind Promotion of Good Governance

IBI-GIGA; THE BEHIND SCENE MAKING A DIFFERENCE… Compelled by exigencies, especially political unfolding, the need to assess diverse group has arisen. The Ibi giga (Ambassadors) and PMG have continually stood out in cultivating support, and combing everywhere to harvest wilful supporters and loyalists. These groups amongst other things, have exemplified capacity in the manner they recruit membership to foster and engender good governance in Ondo State with Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN. Just from afar, you…

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Ibi Giga Ambassadors: Aketi’s faithful, forceful fourth force?

Ibi Giga Ambassadors: Aketi’s faithful, forceful fourth force?

Ibi Giga Ambassadors: Aketi’s faithful, forceful fourth force? Debo Ikuesewo-Akinbami The England poet and noted abolitionist, James Russell Lowell, in 1845, had published these lines in the Boston Courier entitled ‘Verses Suggested by the Present Crisis’, “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice…

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My vision to rejig Okitipupa NBA Branch —Barr Omotola Odusola

My vision to rejig Okitipupa NBA Branch —Barr Omotola Odusola

Distinguished Learned Silks, Amiable Seniors and Noble Colleagues, My name is Omotola O. Odusola, the last born of Late Chief (Barr.) Ebun Elenujuni Odusola. I started and completed my primary education in Esther Kawe Memorial Nursery & Primary School. For my secondary education, I was in Stella Maris College, Okitipupa. My ambition to become a legal practitioner took me to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State where I bagged LL.B (Hon). Thereafter, I proceeded…

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“Ondo 2020: Mimiko needs political retreat”

“Ondo 2020: Mimiko needs political retreat”

OPEN LETTER TO DR OLUSEGUN MIMIKO Dear egin Iroko, I chose this medium because since your 2012 re-election as Governor of our state, in which l was part of the strategy team, we never met again until late last year at the wedding of the daughter of our mutual friend, Akin Oluwole, in Lagos. After the 2012 election, we only spoke on phone once, when our fellow Ondo state compatriot, Bamidele Aturu passed away and…

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Banji Okunomo: the young David among PDP guber Aspirants

Banji Okunomo: the young David among PDP guber Aspirants

ONDO 2020: BANJI OKUNOMO – THE YOUNG DAVID AMONG PDP GUBER ASPIRANTS By Akinrinlola Olumide “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, says Charles Dickens in his book, the Tale of Two Cities. That’s the way the Biblical King David might have looked back following his challenging periods before he came to power as Israel’s king. I think Banji Okunomo, the youngest People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ondo…

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Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC

Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC

IFE OYEDELE WITHDRAWS FROM GUBERNATORIAL CONTEST IN BEST INTEREST OF APC The news of the withdrawal of Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele from the gubernatorial contest of Ondo State may have come as surprise to his many supporters; but, the move was made in the best interest of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Engr. Oyedele is known to be a party man who also has a firm belief in the supremacy of the All Progressive Congress. Inasmuch…

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Painful high cost of Education under Akeredolu —APC Aspirant Adelami

Painful high cost of Education under Akeredolu —APC Aspirant Adelami

THE PAINFUL COST OF A COSTLY EDUCATION IN ONDO STATE by Olayide Adelami, mni It’s commonplace to say that we live in a period of unprecedented change. But in the view of many, especially those of us who are privy to the events of the past and are witnesses to present events, the Ondo State of Pa Adekunle Ajasin and Adebayo Adefarati was a time of changes at least as jarring. One major legacy these…

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Why Ife Oyedele remains the best amongst APC Aspirants

Why Ife Oyedele remains the best amongst APC Aspirants

IFE OYEDELE : THE BEST AMONGST APC CONTENDERS Femi Adeniyi, Akure It is no more news that the leading All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant, Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele had obtained and submitted his nomination and expression of interest form to participate in Ondo State 2020 governorship election. The Okitipupa born politician had since gone ahead to open the biggest campaign office in Akure and he had equally rolled out his road map to economic prosperity…

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Vanity vs Expediency: A Tale of Two Projects in Ondo State

Vanity vs Expediency: A Tale of Two Projects in Ondo State

VANITY VS EXPEDIENCY: A TALE OF TWO PROJECTS I follow Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Aketi) for several reasons. First, he is a governor that looks forward. I doubt that any governor in Nigeria, has been more magnanimous to the legacy and reputation of his predecessors like Aketi has been. I have hardly heard him speak in person, or through a nominee, criticizing or judging a project of his predecessor. Even in the face of aggression, aggravation…

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Akeredolu goes Spiritual

Akeredolu goes Spiritual

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has gone spiritual on his social media platforms amidst battle to pick governorship ticket of his party APC in the primaries slated for July 20. Only recently, Akeredolu’s estranged Deputy Agboola Ajayi joined the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the 2020 governorship election while still serving in his government. Also recently, the governor was tested positive for the deadly coronavirus pandemic but later got treated and tested negative to the…

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Ondo Dep Gov’s Impeachment Suit: A Futile or Genuine Voyage —by Barr Femi Emodamori

Ondo Dep Gov’s Impeachment Suit: A Futile or Genuine Voyage —by Barr Femi Emodamori

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS SUIT INSTITUTED BY THE ONDO STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR AGAINST HIS ANTICIPATED IMPEACHMENT; A FUTILE VOYAGE IN THE EYES OF THE LAW. I have had the benefit of reading media reports, including the social media post of the indefatigable Babatope Okeowo, Media Adviser to the Ondo State Deputy Governor, on a suit filed by the latter, Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking, amongst others, reliefs relating to his anticipated…

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