Why Obaseki, Akeredolu, Others Are After Their Deputies – Ex-Dep governor 

      A former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Chris Ekpenyong, has weighed in on the battle between some state Governors and their deputies. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his colleague in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, have been in serious political tussles with their deputies. In an interview with Vanguard, Ekpenyong, the immediate past Akwa Ibom North West Senator, said the reason the governors are always having issues with their deputies is because of political interest. He said it is always the deputy governors who are threatened with impeachment or are impeached, saying that it

Akeredolu, The Army, And The Insecurity In Ondo

Since the Army withdrew from the security formation in Ondo State, the level of Insecurity has taken a new dimension. With the latest invasion of Molege village in Ose Local Government of Ondo State by herdsmen, the insecurity in the State has now moved from cult clashes, piracy, armed robbery, kidnapping to banditry. Yesterday, three persons were killed in Molege Village following an attack on the community by herdsmen. The community, Molege village was reportedly attacked by armed herders over the refusal of villagers to allow herdsmen graze on farmlands with their cows. The herders reportedly mobilised and set the

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ASUU Pleads With Akeredolu To Fund AAUA

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State branch has called on the state governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, and other stakeholders in the state to save the institution from collapsing. The union said the university was suffering from under-funding and needed the state government to, as a matter of urgency, come to its rescue, to save it from collapse. The Chairman of the union, Dr. Simon Ehiabhi, at a briefing on Sunday said there was a need for urgent financial intervention and increased funding for the proper running of the school by the state government. According

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Alleged life threat : You are wanting to be relevant, face your Petition – Akeredolu to Jegede

The Executive of Ondo state has said the latest whining of the defeated Eyitayo Jegede SAN, on an alleged threat to life did not come to him as a surprise. This is because Jegede has been known with his series of attention seeking tactics even during the electioneering campaign ahead of the October 10th Guber election. The news of the allegation of threat to life credited to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election is, therefore, another lame attempt to stir unpopular discussion around an exercise that has been concluded by the good people of

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Akeredolu, Jegede split SANS at Ondo Guber tribunal

• Jegede SAN, hires one to reclaim mandate• Akeredolu SAN, assembles 7 to defend victory Twenty days after Ondo State governorship election was won and lost, the second runner-up and candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, has approached the Ondo State Governorship Election Tribunal pleading for the nullification of the election. The litigation has succeeded in throwing the Ondo State electorate into suspense, more than two weeks after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the outcome of the poll. As a pointer, Jegede refused to congratulate the winner and incumbent governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who polled 292,830 votes.

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ondo Decides : I Know God Will Surely Grant Me Victory – Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has said that he doesn’t think about what happens if he loses the election, but he is certain there will be rejoicing, singing and dancing when he wins the election. Responding to questions from journalists after casting his vote, the Ondo State governor said he has total confidence in God for a favourable outcome of the election. He advised voters to cast their votes, not go too far, monitor their votes and be as peaceful as they can be.

By |October 10th, 2020|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Deputy gov plotting attack on self to implicate Akeredolu – Ondo Govt

The Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo, on Monday accused the governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Mr Agboola Ajayi, of planning to attack his convoy in order to implicate Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Owo town. In an earlier statement by the Director- General of the Agboola Ajayi Campaign Organisation, Dr Kola Ademujimi, on Monday, the ZLP had alleged that Akeredolu had perfected plan to attack the candidate of the party in order to disrupt the campaign tour in the Owo Local Government Area, hence the suspension of the tour. But Ojogo, who spoke with journalists in

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Akeredolu, Deputy Governor at war over Owo attack

Ondo State Government on Monday evening raised the alarm over alleged plot by Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, to stage an attack on himself in the Owo hometown of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. It said the plot was quickly abolished and the campaign to Owo cancelled after relevant agencies were informed. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who spoke at a briefing said Agboola hatched to plan for it to be seen that it was carried out by supporters of APC as he visited Owo as part of his campaign tour. Ojogo said the plot was a dangerous dimension to Nigeria’s

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Akeredolu’s Outburst Against Mimiko,Former CJ Shameful and Unfortunate- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council for Ondo Governorship Election has condemned a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu against a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, and a former Chief Judge of the state, Olasehinde Kumuyi. Akeredolu was alleged to have said on a television programme that Mimiko and Kumuyi were his “enemies for life” for not supporting him and his party, the APC, ahead of the October 10, 2020 governorship election. The PDP campaign council described the statement as hate speech. This was contained in a statement titled, ‘PDP condemns Akeredolu’s

By |September 29th, 2020|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments
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