Ondo 2020: Thousands dump SDP for APC in Akure north

Ondo 2020: Thousands dump SDP for APC in Akure north

Thousands of Social Democratic Party (SDP) members in Aiyede OGBESE, the commercial hub of Akure North Local government on Monday switched allegiance to the All Progressive Congress (APC). The leaders and members of the SDP in Aiyede Ogbese ward 5, dumped the party, endorsing the second term aspiration of the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Mr lucky Aiyedatiwa. Leader of the SDP in the community Princess Oluyede and other top members of…

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How my convoy was attacked at Oba-Akoko by PDP boys —Akeredolu

How my convoy was attacked at Oba-Akoko by PDP boys —Akeredolu

PRESS STATEMENT ATTACK ON GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU’S CAMPAIGN CONVOY IN OBA-AKOKO IS DESPICABLE, SIGN OF DESPERATION BY THE PDP The Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation condemns in strong terms the continued and unprovoked attacks on the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the opposition PDP in Ondo State. Just today, Wednesday, the 16th of September, hoodlums of the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), attacked the campaign convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), at…

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Akoko Attack: What Akeredolu told me on phone —Jegede

Akoko Attack: What Akeredolu told me on phone —Jegede

By: Oluwatosin Adesola ……alleges assassination attempt on his life The governorship candidate of the people’s Democratic party (PDP), in Ondo state, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has described the attack on his campaign train at Oba Akoko by suspected APC thugs as a clear attempt of assassination on his life and his supporters ahead of October 10 election. Addressing newsmen in Akure, Mr Jegede noted that firing bullets sporadically at his vehicles by the suspected political thugs…

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I won’t forget roles of late Owa-Ale in my political career —Akeredolu

I won’t forget roles of late Owa-Ale in my political career —Akeredolu

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, Oba Kolapo Adegbite Adedoyin, saying he will not forget in hurry the positive roles played by the late monarch to his political career. Late Oba Adegbite Adedoyin joined his ancestors on the first of this month at the age of eighty five years. Governor Akeredolu who noted that late Owaale had been very supportive…

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Tension in Akoko as Akeredolu, Jegede’s convoys clash

Tension in Akoko as Akeredolu, Jegede’s convoys clash

Report from Oba Akoko indicates that the town is now under political attack and tension following a clash between supporters of the APC and the PDP candidates amidst preparations for October 10 governorship election. It was alleged that Governor Oluwarotimi ordered shooting of his opponent Eyitayo Jegede’s convey at a spot in Oba Akoko, but this has been denied by the governor’s camp. The two candidates are in Akoko axis today for rallies. Another eyewitness…

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Planned protest of AAUA Students unsettles Akeredolu’s Govt

Planned protest of AAUA Students unsettles Akeredolu’s Govt

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The plot by law students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) to stage protest against the refusal of the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to reduce their tuition like other students at the institution is now unsettling the state government. The law students had slated a press conference and protest in Akure for today to demand reduction in their tuition, but the state government insisted that they are hired elements by…

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Mock election: How Aketi bought result with N10m —Bamiduro Dada

Mock election: How Aketi bought result with N10m —Bamiduro Dada

COALITION 2020 AND IT’S SHAMEFUL ADOPTION. Coalition 2020 was established about a year ago to provide a viable opposition to the misrule of APC government in Ondo state. At the conclusion of the primaries of all the parties, the leadership of the coalition decided to adopt a party to work with. Ordinarily, we were to make a choice between PDP and ZLP. Suddenly, Mr Akin Akinbobola , the chairman of the coalition , started to…

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2020 polls: Why Akeredolu will get our votes —Ondo TUC

2020 polls: Why Akeredolu will get our votes —Ondo TUC

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Ahead of October 10 governorship election, the leadership of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Ondo State has pledged their total support for the reelection bid of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, premising their decision on the developmental projects achieved within the period of three and half years in office, and for prioritising Workers’ welfare through regular payment of salaries. They pledged their support at a meeting with the Wife of the governor,…

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How Akeredolu beats Agboola, Jegede in ‘mock election’

How Akeredolu beats Agboola, Jegede in ‘mock election’

By: Ade Adeleke Ahead of the October 10 governorship election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has defeated both candidates of the People’s Democratic Party and Zenith Labour Party, Eyitayo Jegede and Agboola Ajayi, respectively at a mock election organised by the Coalition 2020. The Coalition 2020 is made up of 26 political parties, ethnic groups, drivers unions, youths groups, women amongst others and representatives of the three major…

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Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba groups visit Ajipe, drum support for Akeredolu

Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba groups visit Ajipe, drum support for Akeredolu

AHEAD of the conduct of October 10 governorship poll in Ondo state, a socio-political group of Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo people under the aegis of Aketi Legacy Group has declared its support for the reelection of governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The group, led by its chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Famudele on a visit to Chief Alex Ajipe, the chairman Civil society and support committee under the All Progressives Congress, APC, Campaign Council, said they had keenly followed…

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Deji of Akure proceeds on traditional leave

Deji of Akure proceeds on traditional leave

PRESS RELEASE DEJI OF AKURE TO PROCEED ON ANNUAL (ULEFUNTA) LEAVE The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II will on Wednesday 24th September, 2020 proceed on his annual Ulefunta leave (traditional leave). 2. The annual leave is expected to last for a period of seven days beginning from Thursday 24th September, 2020 till Wednesday 30th September, 2020. 3. It is important to notify the public and residents that…

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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: Why Mimiko will fail over Agboola —Olusola Oke

Ondo 2020: Why Mimiko will fail over Agboola —Olusola Oke

Traditional rulers in Irele local government area of Ondo State yesterday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, declaring their support for his re-election in the October 10, 2020 Guber poll. The monarchs said Governor Akeredolu has lesser work to do with the array of political gladiators in southern Senatorial district that have joined his campaign. The Ahaba of Ajagba, Oba Adesayo Oluwole and the Odogbo of Ode- omi, Oba Akinyelure Olorunsola…

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Outstanding Journalist award will spur me to work harder —Sola Ilesanmi

Outstanding Journalist award will spur me to work harder —Sola Ilesanmi

One of Ondo state’s multi-talented journalist, Shola Ilesanmi, a senior reporter with State Broadcast Media Group, owners of OSRC, Orange fm and Alalaye Fm has bagged Chronicle Magazine’s Outstanding Journalist of the year Award. Ilesanmi was honoured alongside other eminent personalities at the Ondo based tabloid’s 7th Anniversary, Lecture and Award held in Akure on Sunday.According to the Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Chronicle Magazine, Olaseeni Oyesusi, the Awardees were carefully and painstakingly selected by…

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Missing Boy: Ondo Court postpones Prophet Sotitobire’s trial

Missing Boy: Ondo Court postpones Prophet Sotitobire’s trial

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Adoption of final written addresses by Counsels in ongoing trial of the founder of sotitobire Miracle centre, Akure Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six other church members slated for today (monday) at the ondo state high court has been postponed till Thursday this week. The prophet and others are standing trial for the alleged missing of a boy, Gold Kolawole who disappeared at the church in November, 2019. Justice Olusegun Odusola gave the…

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ZLP Campaign flagoff: Agboola, Akeredolu on war path over venue

ZLP Campaign flagoff: Agboola, Akeredolu on war path over venue

By: Ade Adeleke Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state, the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and state Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi and his estranged boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu are now on the war path over the fee of renting MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure for the ZLP campaign flag off slated for this week. SUNSHINETRUTH reports that the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Deputy Governor, Sam Ogunmusi had…

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Ondo Police uncover cause of fire outbreak at INEC office

Ondo Police uncover cause of fire outbreak at INEC office

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Nigeria Police have attributed the cause of fire outbreak at the INEC headquarters in Akure last week to faulty electrical appliances at a store where over 5,000 card reader machines were destroyed. Briefing newsmen in Akure, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami said the outcome of an investigation carried out by federal fire service showed that electrical surge from the air conditioners inside the containers housing the card readers caused…

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Ondo 2020: PDP used ‘expired paperweight stalwarts’ to malign APC —Aketi

Ondo 2020: PDP used ‘expired paperweight stalwarts’ to malign APC —Aketi

PRESS STATEMENT PDP RESORT TO FALSEHOOD, SIGN OF DEFEAT The Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation (ACO) watched with utmost dismay, the loads of falsehood peddled by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, during the party’s governorship campaign flag-off in Akure on Saturday. While we remained unperturbed about what happened at the PDP scanty rally, we take exception to the peditious road being taken by the PDP in its lame attempt to seek relevance…

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Ondo 2020: Why Akeredolu’s reelection is expedient —Ethnic Youth Leaders

Ondo 2020: Why Akeredolu’s reelection is expedient —Ethnic Youth Leaders

BEING THE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED AT THE SECOND ETHNIC YOUTH GROUPS NEC MEETING IN ABUJA: COALITION OF ETHNIC NATIONALITY YOUTH LEADERS OF NIGERIA (CENYLON) ETHNIC YOUTH GROUPS IN NIGERIA SET TO HONOUR AND CELEBRATE ONDO STATE GOVERNOR Yesterday, the ethnic Youth leaders from various ethnic groups in Nigeria reviewed the role of youth in the forthcoming elections in Ondo and Edo. The youth leaders having accessed the proximity of elections and a need to stand…

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NUJ Taskforce begins operations, clamps down on fake journalists in Ondo

NUJ Taskforce begins operations, clamps down on fake journalists in Ondo

THE TASK FORCE CONSTITUTED BY NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) ONDO STATE CHAPTER YESTERDAY BEGAN OPERATIONS AND CLAMPED DOWN ON SOME FAKE JOURNALISTS AT AKURE AIRPORT AS DIGNITARIES ARRIVED FOR PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) CAMPAIGN FLAG-OFF. SIMILAR OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT AT THE MKO ABIOLA DEMOCRACY PARK, AKURE WHERE THE RALLY WAS HELD. THE COMRADE ADETONA ADEROBOYE-LED STATE EXECUTIVE CONSTITUTED THE TASK FORCE-LED BY KAYODE ANIMASAUN TO CHECK ACTIVITIES OF MISCREANTS WHO DISGUISE AS JOURNALISTS…

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