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Investment / We Are Committed To Making Ondo Among Food Baskets Of The Nation - Gov Akeredolu by Ashleyeniwin(f): 10:22pm On Jun 17, 2021
WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING ONDO AMONG FOOD BASKETS OF THE NATION - GOV AKEREDOLU

•Commissions 18 Units Of SEM-919 Motor Grader

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the state can be among the food baskets in the country if its potentials are fully harnessed.

Governor Akeredolu spoke on Thursday during the commissioning of 18 units of SEM-919 Motor Grader for the use of the 18 Local Government Councils in the State.

The event was attended by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa; Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun; Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale; Special Adviser to Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye; Commissioner for information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, other members of the state executive council; APC leaders, all the 18 local government chairmen, traditional rulers, religious leaders, top government officials among several other dignitaries.

The Governor said one of his administration's policy thrusts encapsulated in the REDEEMED Agenda is Rural and Agricultural Development.

He added that meaningful development can only be achieved in the rural areas when adequate infrastructure is put in place.

“Infrastructure is, therefore, the bedrock of development of any society. Essentially, rural infrastructure encompasses among others, rural roads, water supply and electricity.

“Ondo State, no doubt, is an agrarian society. Our belief, therefore, is that if our potential is adequately harnessed, the State can be among the food baskets in the country.

"This informed our decision to make rural and agricultural development as well as provision of massive infrastructure part of our key programmes. Since the inception of our administration in 2017, tremendous efforts have been made in areas of provision of rural water and electricity across the State.

“The State equally bought into the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) which focuses on rehabilitation of rural roads and associated capacity building of institutions with the mandate to provide and maintain rural transport infrastructure. The State has completed all its paper work and the programme will soon fully take off,” the Governor said.

Governor Akeredolu disclosed that each local government council will have one grader, noting that rentage of graders by the council chairmen to grade rural roads has now become a thing of the past.

He called for proper use and deployment of the equipment, particularly in grading rural roads to ensure easy movement of farm produce to the urban areas and reduce the cost of foodstuffs.

In their separate goodwill messages, the Chief Imam of Akure Kingdom, Sheik Yayi Akorede and the Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas, Oba Frederick Akinruntan represented by Jegun of Ile-Oluji, Oba Oluwole Adetimehin, lauded the Governor for providing good leadership in the state, even as they encouraged him to continue his good work in the interest of the state.

�Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Politics / Gov Akeredolu Reiterates Commitment To Timely Completion Of All Ongoing Projects by Ashleyeniwin(f): 5:31pm On Jun 11, 2021
GOV AKEREDOLU REITERATES COMMITMENT TO TIMELY COMPLETION OF ALL ONGOING PROJECTS

•Commissions 6.539Km Ijapo Road Network

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has assured that his administration is determined to reduce the infrastructural deficit in the state and lift the people out of poverty.

He gave the assurance on Friday at the commissioning of the 6.539km road network in Ijapo.

The Governor also reiterated his commitment to timely completion of all ongoing projects across the state.

He explained that “the total length of the roads under this project is 6.539km. Besides, the road has standard drains of 600mm x 600mm on both sides of the road. The surface is paved with 40mm thickness of asphalt.”

The Governor expressed hope that the roads will enhance the connectivity within the estate and afford motorists a safer and quicker accessibility to the centre of the town.

“The pains of residents along these roads have now been translated into joy. As this project is being handed over today, we have a responsibility, as a people, to ensure that the state of these roads is not only maintained but also enhanced.

“These well constructed concrete channels must not be turned into refuse dump. The asphalt must not be turned to site for car wash and must be seen as our personal property to be handled with utmost care.

“To the good people of Ondo State, we, once more, appreciate your cooperation and solidarity with our government in the past four years,” Governor Akeredolu added.

The Commissioner for Lands and Infrastructure, Engr. Raimi Aminu, said the road construction in Ijapo was another testimony of the commitment of the Governor to the infrastructure development in the state.

He said the people of Ijapo must be appreciate the work done in the estate out of the over 600k kilometers of road in Akure.

The commissioner added that other estates and areas in the town will soon enjoy the same infrastructure development.

The overall Chairman of Ijapo Estate Residents’ Association, Mr Bankole Desmond-Eke, said it is the first time in the history of any administration in the state that three roads projects, initiated and completed within the first 100 days of the second term of an administration, are commissioned at the same time.

He described the Governor as the ‘Most Ijapo-Friendly’ Governor since the creation of the state.

Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
June 11, 2021.

� Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Politics / Ondo Labour, Govt Reach Agreement Over Outstanding Salaries Arreas, Deductions. by Ashleyeniwin(f): 5:53pm On Nov 23, 2020
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Ondo labour, Govt reach agreement over outstanding salaries arreas, deductions, subventions

The organised Labour and the Ondo state government have reached an agreement on all contentious Issues bordering outstanding salary arreas, deductions, pensions and subventions.

Both parties reached a compromise after hours of deliberations behind closed doors at the meeting held at the office of the head of Service Dare Aragbaiye.

Labour was represented by the chairman of Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Niyi Fabunmi, other executives as well as the NLC chairman, Sunday Adeleye his TUC counterpart, Helen Odofin while Mr Sunday Akinzue stood for the Nigeria Union of Pensioners.

The government was represented by the Head of Service, Dare Aragbaiye, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters, Alaba Isijola and other top bureaucrats.

Briefing OSRC after the meeting, the JNC Chairman, Niyi Fabunmi said all the Issues presented to the government have got positive responses and commitment to action.

He emphasized that the meeting was not to discuss any proposed strike by the labour union but to meet minds with the governor on issues bordering on workers welfare.

Also speaking, the NLC chairman, Sunday Adeleye and his TUC counterpart, Helen Odofin said the union leadership will meet workers at the Senior Staff Club by 9am tomorrow to present the feedback from the meeting before they put pen to paper on the agreement.

The Head of Service, Aragbaiye thanked the labour leaders for their understanding and assured that government will always prioritise their welfare and emoluments within the available resources.

Source:https://citadelng.com.ng/category/bs-development-36278/

Politics / Gov.akeredolu Has Expressed Happiness Over The Fruitful Effort To Restore Power by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:40pm On Nov 11, 2020
MOVE TO RESTORE POWER TO ONDO SOUTH EXCITES GOV. AKEREDOLU

•Power To Be Restored Within The Next One Month - Consultant

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi SAN, has expressed happiness over the fruitful efforts to restore power to the southern senatorial district of the state after over eleven years of power outage in the area.

Governor Akeredolu spoke in his office on Wednesday while playing host to the Ondo South Power Project Committee headed by the Abodi of Ikale, Oba George Faduyile.

The Governor, while appreciating the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, noted the efforts of the Executive Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Engineer Ifeoluwa Oyedele who he said worked with him to secure the support of the Vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to fulfill the promise made to the people to bring back light to the area.

He stressed that the power outage in the Southern senatorial district of the state has always been a major concern for his administration and the Vice President.

The Governor said:”Nobody is happy that the South has been in darkness for so long. But it is not a thing within the power of what the state can do. What the state can do is to mount pressure on those who are in charge.”

''As you know, we have our Ore Power Plant which belongs to the state. It is getting ready as the all pipes for gas supply are being laid. We will get one leg to supply light to the South and the other leg to supply light to the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo'', he said.

Briefing the Governor, the Chairman of the Ondo South Power Project Committee, Oba Festus Olumoyegun, the Oniju of Iju-odo, said tremendous progress have been made in reconnecting the district to the national grid.

Oba Olumoyegun said power transmission to the area will be gotten from Omotosho Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Also the Abodi of Kale who is also the Chairman of Ondo South Power Project, Oba George Faduyile, appreciated the Governor Akeredolu and Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele for their concerted efforts at getting the south out of darkness.

Earlier, the consultant for the power project, Engr. Idowu Desmennu said despite the long journey of about two and a half years, a success story has been recorded already.

He said by the end of November, power will start to radiate in Ondo South.

Engr. Desmennu said:”We have met with NDPHC, we have signed power purchase agreement with the community and the NDPHC. By the grace of God, by Friday, we are going to pay N371Million as security deposit for power we are taking from South.

“ We have over 10,000 prepaid meters that we are ready to take off with. Our program there is also involving different value chains . Transformer value chain, different. Transmission, different.

“Now , in Okitipupa and Irele local government areas, none of the transformers are working except three in Okitipupa. We are going to replace all the transformers so that they can have electricity. Where we don’t have enough, we put there. Where we have bad ones we change them. Because without these things it can’t work.

“Now, there are some areas where there are no network, we have planned to do it. I want to tell you that from the day we started, we have not collected a kobo from Ondo South and we will not collect a kobo until after three months when the power start to roll expect their recharge cards and our recharge cards start from N300 the hereby an individual who wants to use N100 a day can buy recharge card and use.

“It’s a new thing and all thanks to Engr. Ife Oyedele who availed us the opportunity of the 5% of power being generated In Omotosho power plant that can come to the community. We pleaded for it and the community is now distributing it.

“By today, TCN has been given the instruction to give us all the support we need. And I believe between 15th and 30th of November power will start to radiate and by December and January, we will be welcoming you and the Vice President to come and commission the project.”

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
November 11, 2020.

Politics / Challenge The Post No Debit Order On Your Bank Accounts In Court, #endsars by Ashleyeniwin(f): 1:37pm On Nov 11, 2020
Challenge the Post No Debit Order on Your Bank Accounts in Court, Akeredolu tells #EndSars Promoters

Says "CBN can freeze any account on court order but the court of law is there to de-freeze same accounts"

Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
Wednesday 11th November, 2020

The Governor of Ondo State and a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Wednesday advised some supporters of recent EndSARS Protest whose Bank Accounts were frozen by the Central Government of Nigeria through the Central Bank (CBN) to challenge the matter in court if they feel their accounts was unlawfully frozen or they were unjustly accused.

Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the Western Nigeria Governors Forum, said the CBN acted in line with the provisions of the law to freeze the accounts, but the owners of the account should approach the court to challenge the decision by proven that the accusations slammed against them by the CBN to warrant the freezing of their accounts, are misguided and fallacious.

Speaking when he was a guest on Channels TV Breafast Show, Sunrise Daily, the Owo Born legal luminary who recently secured another term in office, urged the account owners to table their bank transactions before the court and explain the motives of their transactions to disclaim the allegations of the CBN that they were promoting terrorism.

“Speaking very honestly, I don’t see anything wrong in it. If for instance, my account was frozen, what would I do? All I would do is go back to court to explain. The #EndSARS promoters should do that.


"Even politicians, their accounts are sometimes frozen. You have to go to court and explain. And at the end of the day, the court will say, ‘Leave the account. The account should be de-frozen’ and you take your money back.

“If your account is frozen, you justify why the money was there. You come to explain to what use you have put this money.

“If it is that ‘okay, we used this money to pay this caterer to give food to these boys when they were there. We spent money between before the hoodlums took over,’ it will be explained, people will know and the accounts will be de-frozen.

Akeredolu equally downplayed insinuations that the protesters are being charged for a treasonable offence.

“It is just that we (CBN) suspected this account then the owner of the account will explain,” he said, stressing that it “is not a conclusion that those accounts were used for acts of treason.”

Some of the EndSars Supporters whose accounts were frozen include Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye.

Others are Adegoke Pamilerin Yusif. Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, and Gatefield Nigeria Limited.

Source:
https://citadelng.com.ng/2020/11/11/challenge-the-post-no-debit-order-on-your-bank-accounts-in-court-akeredolu-tells-endsars-promoters/

Politics / Re: I'm Preparing Ondo For Zero-oil Economy - Akeredolu by Ashleyeniwin(f): 9:51am On Oct 08, 2020
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Politics / I'm Preparing Ondo For Zero-oil Economy - Akeredolu by Ashleyeniwin(f): 9:50am On Oct 08, 2020
I'm preparing Ondo for zero-oil economy - Akeredolu


Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
Thursday 8th October, 2020


The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Wednesday, said the major focus of his second term administration will be to re-direct the state towards a zero-oil economy, if he's reelected by the people.


He also said all machinery has been put into place and barring last minute hitch, electricity power will be restored to all towns and villages in the Ondo South Senatorial District before the end of his first term in February 2021.


The Governor, who spoke during a debate organized by Channels TV at the State International Events Center (The DOME), Akure, the state capital on Wednesday, said the first term of his administration has been used to drive the state towards the path of industrialisation, adding that with the Ondo Port Declaration expected to be declared soon by President Muhammadu Buhari, hunger shall soon be a thing of the past in the state.


"By the grace of God, the Sunhine Egg Powder currently belong constructed at Emure-Ile, Owo, shall be completed before the 100 days of my second term. That company will employ 5,000 people and all the current and prospective poultry owners in Ondo State shall have a ready-made market to sell their products.


"Throughout the world, have you ever seen a state or region or nation that has a sea port that is poor? By the grace of God, Ondo Port Declaration shall be made before my 100 days in office, and that marks the end of extreme poverty in our state.


"I appeal to the people of this state to vote for me. I want to complete the Ikare-Akoko township dualization. I do not want it abandoned. I want to complete other road projects across the state. I want the road from Araromi in Ilaje to Lekki in Lagos to be completed under my reign.


"My major interest is to leave an Ondo State that has zero reliance on oil economy. That is what I am preparing this state for. I urge the people of this state to choose between enduring legacy and stomach infrastructure. I want to work for today, tomorrow and forever. I have started it already.


"By the grace of God, power shall be restored to all the towns and communities in Ondo South before the end of my first term. The agreement has been signed and Niger/Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is involved.


"We are building a prosperous state. The election is not about me but about the future of our state. Late Olusegun Agagu started this investment and industrialisation drive but we didn't allow him, we voted for the people with sweet mouth, now I am restarting all over again, please let's vote wisely on Saturday," Akeredolu, said.

Source:https://ourheritagereporter./2020/10/08/im-preparing-ondo-for-zero-oil-economy-akeredolu/

Politics / Ondo 2020: Olusola Oke Hands Over Structure To Gov. Akeredolu by Ashleyeniwin(f): 7:43pm On Sep 02, 2020
ONDO 2020: OLUSOLA OKE HANDS OVER STRUCTURE TO GOV. AKEREDOLU, SAYS NO MAN FROM CENTRAL WILL CHOOSE FOR THE SOUTH

...PDP Members Join APC in Okitipupa

Ahead of the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former gubernatorial aspirant, Chief Olusola Oke SAN, has handed over his structures across the eighteen local government areas of the state to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.

Oke said the re-election of Governor Akeredolu is important for the future of Ondo South Senatorial district.

The former aspirant assured that the people of Ondo South district will vote overwhelmingly for the re-election of Governor Akeredolu. He said his decision to support Governor Akeredolu was informed by the developmental strides of the Governor in the Southern Senatorial district of the state.

The APC leader stressed that the people of the south will choose for themselves when it is time for the district to produce the Governor of the state.

He said:”If we want a governor in the south, we will choose by ourselves. Not the one that will be picked from the central. We have not choosen anyone to be our governor in the south. No person will choose our Governor for us.

“We have agreed that Aketi will do second term. After him, it will come to the south. We will look for a renowned son like Agagu to be our governor. But for October 10 poll, Akeredolu is our candidate and we will vote for him overwhelmingly

“The renaming of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) after Agagu is enough for me to follow Aketi. We have used our money to train him. He has the experience of governance. We don’t want experiment

“That University for eight years after Agagu, was like a goat house. It was abandoned. We know those who abandoned it. Now, they want to choose a governor for us in the south

“Ondo south will deliver great for you. We want to use our votes to secure our future. We don’t want anyone to contest with us next time. We want to deliver a vote that can’t be challenged in court.

Responding, Governor Akeredolu said it is important for all members of the party to come together to work for the party, saying the APC is now a united big family.Some members of the PDP led by Muyiwa Afolabi joined the the APC at the event.

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Spokesperson, Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation
September 2nd, 2020.

� Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Education / Re: Govakeredolu Distributes N90million Science Laboratory Equipment To Ondo Ssce by Ashleyeniwin(f): 4:15pm On Sep 01, 2020
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The only time naija polithieficians think of d masses is during electioneering era
He as been doing this on before election. And he will still continue to do more.
Politics / Akeredolu/aiyedatiwa Campaign Flag-off Holds This Saturday At Akure Township. by Ashleyeniwin(f): 4:12pm On Sep 01, 2020
PRESS STATEMENT

Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign flag-off holds this Saturday
The flag-off rally for the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, and his running mate, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa will hold on Saturday, September 5th, 2020.
The venue of the rally is the Akure township stadium. The event starts by 11am.

National leaders of the All Progressives Congress including the Vice Presidents, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and leadership of the National campaign council are expected at the event.

Members of the APC, supporters and lovers of Governor Akeredolu are enjoined to join the campaign but come with their respective nose masks as necessary compliance with the Covid-19 precautionary measures will be observed.

Signed:

Olabode Richard OlatundeSpokesperson, Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation

Education / Govakeredolu Distributes N90million Science Laboratory Equipment To Ondo Ssce by Ashleyeniwin(f): 3:59pm On Sep 01, 2020
GOV. AKEREDOLU DISTRIBUTES N90MILLION SCIENCE LABORATORY EQUIPMENT TO ONDO SECONDARY SCHOOLS

As part of his commitment to improving the teaching and learning methodologies of Science, Technology and Mathematics in the Secondary Schools in Ondo State, the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, on Tuesday commissioned and distributed Science Laboratory equipment and Mathematics trainning kits worth N90 million.

Speaking at the event held at Community Education Resource Center, Ayedun, Akure , the state capital, Governor Akeredolu described Science and Technology as a veritable instrument for meaningful development in a 21st century.

He expressed the belief that the strength of any nation depends largely on its capacity to harness Science and Technology for social and economic development.

The Governor disclosed that the realization of the critical role science and technology plays in industrialization and sustainable economic development of a nation prompted his administration to procure the equipment.

Arakunrin Akeredolu stressed that his administration from inception has determined to provide functional education and technological growth that will take the state to the forefront in the world of science and technology.

He assured that his administration will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the Scientific and Technological advancement of the state.

The Governor said:”This administration has ensured that the rich resources of this state are put into good use and maximally utilized for this state. I therefore , urge the Principals and Teachers of the Schools benefiting from today’s gesture to put the equipment into good use for quality assurance and optimum performances.”

While urging the students to study very hard and ensure excellent performances in their academics, Governor Akeredolu charged the ministry of Education to visit the Schools regularly to ensure the equipment are utilized maximally.

Sixty selected Public Secondary Schools benefitted from the gesture.

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
September 1st, 2020.

� Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Education / Ondo State Gov. Akeredolu Set To Reduce Tuitions In State Owned Institutions by Ashleyeniwin(f): 10:50am On Aug 20, 2020
NANS COMMENDS GOV AKEREDOLU GIANT STRIDES, SAYS HIS RE-ELECTION CERTAIN

...Gov. Set To Reduce Tuitions In State Owned Institutions

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared its support for the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, stating that his performance across the state is impressive.

The student body led by its President, Comrade Danielson Bamidele commended the gaint strides recorded across the various sectors of the state by the Akeredolu administration.

The leadership of NANS spoke on Wednesday evening during a courtesy visit to the Governor’s office , Alagbaka , Akure , the state capital.

The student body leadership led by its President has been in the state for three days, where they have embarked on inspection and monitoring of the Governor’s projects.

Speaking, the former Senate President of NANS, Olalekan Smart Edward said Governor Akeredolu’s projects are speaking for him within and outside the state.

He said:”Your projects are speaking for you. President Buhari has commendations for you. APC has commendations for you. Outsiders have commendations for you. And we agree that there must be consistency in development. Governor Akeredolu is doing well.”
In his remarks, the NANS President, Comrade Danielson Bamidele said the national delegation of the student body has been in the state for three days for inspection and monitoring of the Akeredolu administration projects, adding that the Governor has done creditably well.

He described the road projects executed by the Akeredolu administration as quality, stressing that that Governor has embarked on enduring projects.

The NANS President appreciated Governor Akeredolu for his interventions at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) which he said, has turned the school around for good.
He equally appealed to the Governor to reconsider the tuition payable in the state owned institutions in the state.

Responding, Governor Akeredolu who said students are important to his administration, disclosed that he had instructed his team to find out the tuition payable in other state owned institution so as to know what step to take on the reduction of tuition in the state.

He said:”Students are important to us. It will take all of us to sit down to have this discussion about tuition. It’s not a discussion of the deaf. All of us will be hearing. A time when you go to Abuja and take N9 million as against when you go to Abuja now and get far less and you have to pay salary.

“Unlike somebody that decided not to pay for seven months. I met seven months salary arrears and I have paid six. So I prioritized the workers’ welfare. We shore up our IGR to spend more on infrastructure. I note what you have raised on this issue of fee.
“At my last meeting, I have said let me have where they are paying less than what we charge here. What we found out was that for those newly admitted, we still charge the lowest in tuition but for the second year and all, we have state owned institutions that charge lesser then us. And if not for this issue of Covid, we have decided to reduce it. We will reduce it.

“It’s not a matter for political gains. I know by the time we announce it they will turn it to political gains. We will make sure that by next week we make the announcement on the fee.

� Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Politics / Re: Ondo 2020: Scores Of Sdp, Zlp, Pdp Members Join Apc by Ashleyeniwin(f): 1:58pm On Aug 19, 2020
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Arakunrin is getting all hands on deck for his re-election. He has performed creditably well in developing the Sunshine State. Time to consolidate on the good works when re-elected.
Yes oooooooooo, the good he as been doing in ondo state is speaking for him

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Politics / Gov.akeredolu Has Donated Many Operational Vehicles To The Security Agencies by Ashleyeniwin(f): 1:35pm On Aug 19, 2020
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AKETI ON SECURITY.

The Governor Oluswarotimi Akeredolu administration has continued to prioritize the security of lives and properties of the people of Ondo State.

Governor Akeredolu has donated many operational vehicles to the security agencies in the state to help them fight crimes and criminality and also donated speed boats to the Forwarding Operation Base (FOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area of the state to further solve the security challenges in the riverine areas of the state.

The creation of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps) was borne out of the need to protect the people of the state.

The activities of militants in the riverine areas of Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states which was very worrisome was brought to an end by the intervention of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration.

Governor Akeredolu who secured the release of the kidnapped six students of Model College Igbonla, Lagos State also ended the reign of militancy in the state and by extension, the South West.

Politics / Ondo 2020: Scores Of Sdp, Zlp, Pdp Members Join Apc by Ashleyeniwin(f): 12:48pm On Aug 18, 2020
Over 1000 members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idanre/ Ifedore federal constituency, have dumped their parties for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The defectors were led into the APC by the coordinator of the SDP in the federal constituency, Hon Osamaye Oluwaseun.

The State chairman of the APC, Engr. Ade Adetimehin received the decampees into the party.


The Chairman described the development as an attestation to the growing popularity of the incumbent Governor and Party Flag-bearer of the APC Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.

The new members pledged their total support and loyalty to the APC while declaring their readiness to contribute their quota to the re-election bid of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the forthcoming October 10, 2020 governorship election in the State.

Present at the event we’re; Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly Rt Hon David Oleyelogun, Special Adviser to the governor on political, Rt Hon Victor Olabimtan, Special Adviser to the governor on transport, Barr Tobi Ogunleye, Members of state working committee, APC local government Chairmanship candidate, Engr Alex Oladimeji and other leaders

Politics / Gov.akeredolu Commission's New Projects In OAUTECH by Ashleyeniwin(f): 6:08am On Aug 14, 2020
ABANDONING PROJECTS A TOTAL DISGRACE TO GOVERNANCE, DISSERVICE TO THE PEOPLE -AKEREDOLU

...As Governor Commission's New Projects in OAUTECH

• Akeredolu Architect of Modern Day OAUTECH, Pace Setter - VC

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi, SAN, on Thursday, lamented the array of abandoned projects initiated by the late Olusegun Agagu by the immediate-past Olusegun Mimiko administration.

Arakunrin Akeredolu described the manner of abandoning the projects due to political differences as a disgrace to governance and disservice to the good people of the Southern Senatorial district in particular and the entire state at large.

The Governor said his administration, which believes in the axiom that Government is continuum, has even completed projects inherited from the same administration who neglected Agagu’s projects for eight years.

Governor Akeredolu spoke at the commissioning of some newly completed projects in the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (AOUTECH)

The projects commissioned include the University Library, University Auditorium and the Administrative Building, all of which were initiated by the late Governor Olusegun Agagu, but abandoned for eight years by the previous administration.

Speaking at the event, Governor Akeredolu saluted the great vision of the former Governor of the state, Late Dr. Olusegun Agagu for his sincerity of purpose and commitment, which he said made the establishment of the University a reality.

The Governor noted that at the inception of his administration, he was alarmed with the deplorable condition of things in the University in terms of infrastructure, workers’ welfare and other essential facilities incidental to conducive learning environment.

According to him, the unfortunate and deplorable situation in the University strengthened his administration's resolve to change the narrative, by immediately commencing a gradual, radical and systematic implementation of the State Government’s strategic plan as it relates to the University.

The Governor disclosed that, aside the commencement and completion of a new Electrification Project, his administration was able to facilitate the donation of science equipment worth millions of Naira from Seeding Lab., USA, in order to encourage meaningful learning and research in the institution.

Arakunrin Akeredolu said within hundred days in office, his administration completed the asphalt laying of the road from the Main Gate to the heart of the Campus, stressing that the road contract was awarded, but abandoned for over eight years.

He explained that the institution, which was a one-Faculty University for over eight years, now has two added additional schools; the School of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, as a result of improved funding from his administration.

The Governor said: "Our administration is desirous to expand the programmes as stated in the Brief of the University. Marine Engineering, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Petrochemical Engineering with options in Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Engineering are some of the programmes already approved by the Senate of this University in this regard.

“It is gratifying to note that all programmes due for National Universities Commission’s accreditation have been accredited. This has been accomplished as a result of the commitment of our administration to the development of the University.

“In line with the desire of our administration to transforming OAUSTECH to a world class University, it has been enlisted as a beneficiary of TETFund for the first time since inception. The University is at present having some interventions in this regard, which will raise the status of the institution. OAUSTECH has also been selected to be a major beneficiary of the normal TETFund intervention for year 2020.”

In his address, the Vice -Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile decribed Governor Akeredolu as the architect of the modern day OAUTECH and a pace setter per excellence.

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
August 13, 2020.

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Politics / We’ll Continue To Develop Our Economy Through Massive Investment, Says Gov Aketi by Ashleyeniwin(f): 5:55am On Aug 14, 2020
WE’ll CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OUR ECONOMY THROUGH MASSIVE INVESTMENT, SAYS GOV AKEREDOLU

...Performs Groundbreaking Of Alape Garden City

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi, SAN, has reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to develop the economy of the state through massive investment instead of the public service-driven economy.

The Governor, who said that the future of the State’s economy lies in the Southern Senatorial District of the state, stressed that his administration's investment drives have started yielding fruits with the wonders of the century taking place in Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub.

Governor Akeredolu spoke at the Ground-Breaking ceremony of the “Alape Garden City” in Ilaje Local Government area of the state, a location of less than one hour to Lekki, Lagos state.

The Alape Garden is a proposed estate within Ipare communities, sitting on a whopping 683.744 hectares, which is expected to provide shelter for an estimated 4,000 persons, with the provision of worship centres, shopping malls and recreational facilities among others when completed.

The project is being undertaken by Coastville Global Resources and their partners. The company will be investing billions of Naira to develop the Garden City on a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model.

While reminding the people that one of the policy thrusts of his administration was improving the lives of the people by creating investments and investment opportunities, the Governor said without investment, there would not be enough employment opportunities for the people.

Governor Akeredolu said: ”We shall not relent in our efforts at making sure that the Ondo Deep Seaport, the Erunna-Ogboti Free Trade Zone, the River Alape Inland Port and all our remaining industrial parks become a reality before our very eyes.
“Apart from modernising one of our local communities, the Garden City development, I believe, will bring about well-structured and state-of-the-art buildings that can compete favourably with what is obtainable in places like Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port-Harcourt etc.
“ This development will, invariably, attract our sons and daughters, home and abroad, and others alike to come home to own property. This has potential for growth and development of both the communities and their people.”

The Governor commended the Ipare communities for their peaceful disposition, adding that there will not be any meaningful development without peace.

Olatunde Richard
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
August 13, 2020.

� Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Politics / Re: Gov.babajide Sanwoolu Heads104-member APC National Campaign Council For Election by Ashleyeniwin(f): 10:14pm On Aug 11, 2020
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Politics / Gov.babajide Sanwoolu Heads104-member APC National Campaign Council For Election by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:33pm On Aug 11, 2020
*Governor Babajide Sanwoolu Heads 104-Member APC National Campaign Council For Ondo State Governorship Election*

The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointment of the Governor of Lagos State, H.E. Babajide Sanwoolu to chair the Party’s high-level National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election.

The Governor of Plateau State, H.E. Simon Lalong will serve as Deputy Chairman and Comrade Mustapha Salihu as Secretary of the 104-member APC National Campaign Council.

The campaign council will be inaugurated on Saturday 15th August, 2020 at the APC National Secretariat by 2pm.

*FULL LIST: National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election*

1. Governor Babajide Sanwoolu *Chairman*
2. H.E Simon Lalong *Dep. Chairman*
3. Rt. (Hon.) Femi Gbajabiamila - Member
4. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege - Member
5. Governor Gbenga Isiaka Oyetola - Member
6. Governor Dapo Abiodun - Member
7. Governor Kayode Fayemi - Member
8. Governor Abubakar Badaru - Member
9. Governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai - Member
10. Governor, Babagana Zulum - Member
11. Senator George Akume - Member
12. Senator Aliyu Wammako - Member
13. H.E Abdulazeez Yari - Member
14. H.E Muhammed Bindow Jibrilla - Member
15. Rt. (Hon.) Yakubu Dogara - Member
16. H.E M. A Abubakar - Member
17. H.E Rotimi Amaechi - Member
18. Senator Ibikunle Amosun - Member
19. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola - Member
20. Babatunde Raji Fashola - Member
21. H.E Otunba Niyi Adebayo - Member
22. Chief Timipre Sylva - Member
23. H.E Rochas Okorocha - Member
24. Senator Ajayi Boroffice - Member
25. Mrs. Stella Okotete - Member
26. Barr. Ismail Ahmed - Member
27. Chief Ayiri Emami - Member
28. Dr. Mahmud Halilu (Modi) - Member
29. Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq - Member
30. Hon. Aliyu Ugbane - Member
31. Mrs. Kemi Nelson - Member
32. Chief Omotayo Alasoadura - Member
33. Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly - Member
34. Chief Ekechi Emenike - Member
35. Hon. Emeka Nwajuba - Member
36. Senator Osita Izunaso - Member
37. Chief Victor Giadom - Member
38. Garba Maigudu - Member
39. Chief Enyi C. Enyi - Member
40. Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim - Member
41. Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi - Member
42. Senator Andy Uba - Member
43. Senator Olorunminbe Mamora - Member
44. Hassan Kafayos - Member
45. Hon. Gololo - Member
46. Hon. Mailantariki - Member
47. Hon. Abdullahi Bello (USD) - Member
48. Hon. Dakuku Peterside - Member
49. Osita Okechwuku - Member
50. Sen. Ifeanyi Ararume - Member
51. Chief Akin Ricketts - Member
52. Engr. Abdullahi Garba Ramat - Member
53. Senator Jibrin Wowo - Member
54. Alh. Yakubu Saidi - Member
55. Alh. Ubale Hashim - Member
56. Hon. Muhammed Bello Nasarawa - Member
57. Hon. Umar Konto - Member
58. Sen. Abubakar Gieri - Member
59. Sen. Jonathan Zwingina - Member
60. Rt. (Hon.) Nse Ntuen - Member
61. Patrick Akaiso - Member
62. Hon. Bashir Malami Wurno - Member
63. Hon. Muhammed Sani Ibrahim - Member
64. Hon. Farouq Adamu Aliyu - Member
65. Amb. OlusolaIji - Member
66. Hon. Shina Peller - Member
67. Chief Olusola Oke - Member
68. Chief Uche Ogah - Member
69. Hon. Prince Akinremi Alaide - Member
70. Comrade Tony Nwoye - Member
71. Otuekong Nathaniel Uyio - Member
72. Precious Sunday Effiong - Member
73. Prince Ekerendu Esitikot - Member
74. D. O Olusegun - Member
75. Ayo Oyelowo - Member
76. Musa Haro Daura - Member
77. Dr. Usain Kangiwa - Member
78. Engr. (Hon.) Abdullahi Muslim - Member
79. Engr. Sale Danyaro - Member
80. Barr. Bodunde Opeyemi Adam - Member
81. Hon. Motunrayo Akintomide - Member
82. Hon. Gbenleke Olawore - Member
83. Dr. Ahmadu Attai - Member
84. Rt. (Hon.) Emah Bassey - Member
85. Hon. (Prince) Emmanuel Inwang - Member
86. Hon. (Arc.) Akpovoka Efeni Julius - Member
87. Hon. Pam Ishaya Rondong - Member
88. Pastor Bankole Oluwajana - Member
89. Hon. Nelson Alapa - Member
90. Abubakar Sadiq - Member
91. Chief Rita Begho - Member
92. Hon. Hadi Ametuo - Member
93. Barr. Alex Onwudiamu - Member
94. Chief Cosmas Ighoraye - Member
95. Barr. Raymond Guana - Member
96. Hon. Doris Uboh - Member
97. Chief Paulinus Akpeki - Member
98. Chief Claudius Enegesi - Member
99. Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli - Member
100. Chief Dekivie Ikiogha - Member
101. Dr. Hinks Dumbo - Member
102. Hon. Israel Sunny-Goli - Member
103. Patrick Okomiso - Member
104. Comrade Mustapha Salihu *Secretary*

SIGNED:
*Yekini Nabena*
Deputy National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)

Nairaland / General / Amotekun: No Criminal Element Shall Trouble Our Calm Water Again - Akeredolu by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:19pm On Aug 11, 2020
AMOTEKUN: NO CRIMINAL ELEMENT SHALL TROUBLE OUR CALM WATER AGAIN - AKEREDOLU

...Says Thuggery, Criminality shall not be tolerated in the forthcoming election

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has assured the people of the state that no criminal element shall trouble the relative peace enjoyed in the state, as the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps) begins operation .

The Governor stressed that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, a water-tight strategies capable of arresting crimes even before they occur would be deployed.

Arakunrin Akeredolu spoke at the Passing-Out Ceremony of the pioneer Amotekun Corps Officers in the state, held at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade, Igbatoro Road, Akure, the state capital.

The Governor recalled that many people felt he was putting his second term ambition on the line when the Amotekun Corps was launched in Ibadan in January this year.

”And I told them, time and again, that my ambition is not worth the insecurities that our people are confronted with, where at some point, people were afraid of travelling out of the State.

“It was so horrible that marauders laid siege to the highways, as well as in the farmlands, waiting to kidnap or devour anyone in sight. With the launch of Amotekun, we resolved that it shall be no retreat, no surrender. We are not going to be intimidated or blackmailed,” Akeredolu said.

Governor Akeredolu, who expressed his readiness to champion the course of a better, safer and prosperous society and country, said he was determined not to pay lip service to the constitutional role of government, which is to seek the welfare and protection of the lives and property of the people.

He said: "It is incontrovertible that the existing security framework is being overstretched and we had to device a means of confronting the challenge of insecurity head-on. That was when the concept of Amotekun came up. As Yorubas, we are not known to surrender to our adversaries and if our forebears did not, we should not.

“On 4th March, this year, just two months after the launch of Amotekun in Ibadan, the Bill setting up the Corps was signed into law, after diligent and thorough work by the State House of Assembly. The import of this is that Amotekun Corps is now a legal entity not just the idea of an individual.

“As noted at the launch, it is not a parallel security structure to any of the security agencies. Rather, it is to complement what is on ground so that together they can achieve the goal of a safer environment, conducive enough to encourage foreign investors and rid our State of all forms of crime and criminally-minded elements.

The Governor also reassured the people that the forthcoming election in the State would be very peaceful, adding that the state will not tolerate any form of thuggery or criminality occasioned by elections.

Traditional rulers including the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Fedrick Obateru Akinrutan, Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye and other prominent monarchs attended the event.

Heads of security agencies in the State as well as religious leaders and other stakeholders also graced the event.

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
August 11, 2020.

Politics / Zlp Is Like A Car Without Engine – Akeredolu by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:11pm On Aug 11, 2020
ZLP IS LIKE A CAR WITHOUT ENGINE – AKEREDOLU


Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has described Zenith Labour Party as a party of people who have been relegated to the backdoor.

According to him, ZLP is like a car without engine meant for people who are ready to end their political careers.

He said the owners of the party are undertakers who are only interested in carrying dead bodies.

Akeredolu spoke at the flag off of COVID-19 palliatives in Akure, Ondo State Capital

The Governor who spoke in Yoruba said, "Aruku Aruku, Aruku gbe oja ofo loba Aruku loja meaning"An undertaker carrying an empty load to an undertaker in the market".

Politics / Akeredolu Pays Ondo Workers' N3.1b Outstanding Allowances by Ashleyeniwin(f): 7:12am On Aug 04, 2020
Press Statement

Akeredolu Pays Ondo Workers' N3.1b Outstanding Allowances
....hazard bonus for medical staff also cleared

The Ondo State Government has spent N3,128,901,067.50billion to offset outstanding allowances of workers in the state.

This payment was made during the last Sallah festival. Also cleared were the hazard bonuses for health and medical workers.

The agreement for the payment was the outcome of last month's (July) meeting between the Governor of the State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and Union Leaders in the State.

Governor Akeredolu had last week, approved that these outstanding allowances be paid sequel to the conclusion of the series of meetings brokered by the Head of Service, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye.

Part of the resolution was that the July allocation from the Federation Account should be used to offset these allowances.

Some of the already cleared outstanding allowances include; deductions, leave bonuses as well as pensions.

The breakdown of the details of the N3.1billion payment are as follow;

▪︎Deduction Core Civil servant Feb 2020 N422,338,504.57

▪︎TESCOM Deductions Feb. 2020 . N176,441,670.81

▪︎Deduction Core Civil servant March.2020 N426,614,600.91

▪︎TESCOM Deductions March. 2020 N143,291,367.03

▪︎Deduction Core Civil servant April.2020 N428,488,663.13

▪︎TESCOM Deductions April.2020 N143,101,051.57

▪︎LEAVE BONUS 2018 Core Civil Servant GL7 above N366,198,694.36

▪︎LEAVE BONUS 2018 TESCOM GL7 above N607,483,836.77

▪︎LEAVE BONUS 2018 GL 7 above Others N61,483,246.40

▪︎LEAVE BONUS 2019 Core Civil Servant GL 1-6 N24,715,106.34

▪︎LEAVE BONUS 2019 TESCOM GL 1-6 N16,307,630.30

▪︎ LEAVE BONUS 2019 GL 1-6 Others N11,993,747.22

▪︎ 30% of Consolidatedary. Basic salary as Hazard Allowance for Medical Health N200,193,345.15.


Signed

Donald Ojogo
Commissioner for Information and Orientation,
Ondo State

Politics / Boosting The Campaign 2020: PMG Presents Car And Campaign Offices To Sunshine by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:39am On Aug 02, 2020
Boosting the Campaign 2020:
PMG presents car and campaign offices to Sunshine Student & Youth Stakeholders (SSS)

It was a huge milestone for the Pentagon Movement Group (PMG), as it hosted the Sunshine Students & Youth Stakeholders (SSS) which was led by Comrade Odunayo Kowe (Kalusa); NANS zone D Coordinator South West

Speaking at the occasion, Colonel Ilesanmi Dbeasac Demola Director of Mobilization (PMG) praised the leadership of the Sunshine Student & Youth Stakeholders (SSS) appreciated the leadership of Kalusa for their continued support over the years as well as his commitment towards the Students' struggle in Ondo State and also at the National level.

Comrade Kowe Odunayo (Kalusa) appreciates the Management of PMG and the National President, Field Marshal Babse Aketi for this kind gesture and continuous Youth support in Ondo state.

He further stated that the students don't have anything against Mr. Governor and we appreciate all the investment drive in our dear State. Our concerns are issues of the increment in tution fee.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation of a brand new car and office space for the Student Group which was led by the State Coordinator, General Lulu Fawehinmi on behalf of the PMG.

According to General Lulu, the donations were for engagements and aiding their structure/campaign for the re-election of the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi (SAN).
"He also assured the group that their demands on the tuition are currently looked into by Mr. Governor.

However, Comrade Kowe Odunayo was happy with the gifts alongside other stakeholders present where they all promised their support toward the re-election of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and his gaint strides in developing Ondo state.

Present at the occasion: Julius Ceasars formal President Aaua, Dseeker formal President Futa , past SUG presidents, students stakeholders and PMG crew.

Signed,
Dammy Gold Afolabi
PRO PMG

Education / Gov Akeredolu Great Efforts In Unimed, Ondo by Ashleyeniwin(f): 2:53am On Aug 02, 2020
GOV AKEREDOLU GREAT EFFORTS IN UNIMED, ONDO

At the inception of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration, the Ondo State Government owned, University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, in Ondo City, had zero accreditation.

This was because the Dr. Olusegun Mimiko administration was owing the university workers seven months salaries which led to the mass resignation of all the contract specialists that would have enhanced the accreditation of its programmes.
UNIMED however had its fortune changed for the better when its current visitor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, took over the reign of governance of the Sunshine State.

Despite the fact that Ondo State could not bear the burden of financing three universities, Governor Akeredolu did not relocate or change the status of UNIMED.

In just three and half years in office of Governor Akeredolu, UNIMED has secured 18 accreditations in different specialities of Medicine.

A major leap into excellence in Medical Science and Practice was the establishment of a multi-campus Teaching Hospital for UNIMED in Ondo City and Akure the state capital.

The Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration is at the moment constructing a 500-bed Hospital within the UNIMED in Ondo. The same capacity hospital of 500-bed is equally under construction at the UNIMED-TH Akure Campus.

On completion, the 500-bed hospital complex will be so massive in its structure than the combined structures of the Trauma Centre with the Mother and Child Hospital that were turned to the University of Medical Sciences by the immediate past administration and inherited by the present administration.

It must be noted the law for the establishment of the UNIMEDTH crafted by the Akeredolu administration, passed and signed, is now effectively in operation.

Politics / Ondo: Akeredolu Vows To Defeat Jegede Again.says, My Deputy Has No Electoral Val by Ashleyeniwin(f): 3:14pm On Jul 29, 2020
Ondo: Akeredolu vows to defeat Jegede again

…Says, my deputy has no electoral value

Ahead of the October 10 Governorship election in Ondo state, candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC and incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has vowed to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Eyitayo Jegede in what he said would be a replay of what happened in the 2016 election when he first defeated the PDP candidate.

Akeredolu who spoke on Monday at the national secretariat of the APC shortly after appearing before the Ondo state Governorship Appeal Committee of the party, also declared his estranged deputy, Agboola Ajayi as a politician of no consequence, vowing to defeat him even in his own local government.

Describing the exit of Ajayi from the APC as good riddance to bad rubbish, the governor advised him to remain in the PDP with Jegede rather than jumping ship again.

“For me, the deputy leaving the APC to return to the PDP is good riddance to bad rubbish. We thought we could accommodate him at the APC but since he returned to where he truly belonged, it is all well and good. I always wish people the best I can.

“From what I have been told, he has lost the ticket and I pray he won’t jump to another place but if he does, all well and good. However, for his own sake and as a big brother, I will advise him to stay with Jegede, support him very well.

He has made a case that he helped me to win, let him help him to win and we will confirm that he is popular. What I know is that he is of no importance, he has no hold on any local government, I can assure you that come during the election, I will defeat him in his local government and he will never recover from it. He is of no influence anywhere and we picked him because we felt we have someone from PDP coming to join us. We picked him to join us but he feels and tells people that he is grass-rooted.

Let me advise him again to stay with Jegede and let us see what happens. Jegede is my friend. We are colleagues and both members of the inner bar, I don’t have anything against him and I just pray that our campaign should be issue-based without violence and I know that he knows that it will not be easy for him. Yes, it may not be easy for me to win, but by His Grace, I am going to win. I can assure that as it was in the beginning, so it shall be now and forevermore. We will win this election by the grace of God”.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/07/ondo-akeredolu-vows-to-defeat-jegede-again/

Politics / Ondo 2020 : Gov. Akeredolu Names Aiyedatiwa As Running Mate For The October 10 by Ashleyeniwin(f): 3:05pm On Jul 29, 2020
ONDO 2020 : GOV. AKEREDOLU NAMES AIYEDATIWA AS RUNNING MATE

...Inaugurates Commissioner, Special Adviser

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has named Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state.

Governor Akeredolu said the leaders of the party made wide consultations to choose a suitable and qualified candidate as the Running Mate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.

In arriving at the choice of Aiyedatiwa, the Governor said some important factors assisted the leaders of the party, including the decision to sever ties with mediocrity and treachery.

While noting that the experiences of the immediate past must guide his decision, Akeredolu said a candidate with verifiable credentials and pedigree has been chosen to complete the last part of the gubernatorial race.

Identifying loyalty and honesty as the twin virtues needed to serve at the moment, Arakunrin Akeredolu said the people expect a fresh and dignifying breather from the choking rot of the immediate past.

The Governor said: "The general public has been treated to a cocktail of lies by those who recently disengaged from our administration, as well as those who were asked to step aside to allow those who displayed genuine passion to serve come on board.

"Their hirelings are busy spreading falsehood and maligning personalities on social media. You must have heard or read about the comedy of errors enacted by some erstwhile principal officers of this administration.

"Those who allege exclusion from governance have been unable to tell the people, in specific ter

Politics / Ondo 2020: Gov Akeredolu Gets Apc Certificate Of Return Ahead Of The October 10 by Ashleyeniwin(f): 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2020
ONDO 2020: GOV AKEREDOLU GETS APC CERTIFICATE OF RETURN

Ahead of the October 10 Governorship election in Ondo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued the Certificate of Return to the winner of the July 20, Primary Election of the party, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

The Secretary of the APC National Caretaker Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, presented the Certificate of Return to the Governor at the party Secretariat in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Members of the House of Representatives from the state, including Hon. Timilehin Adelegbe, Hon Bunmi Tunji Ojo, Hon. Ade Adeogun and Hon. Mayowa Akinfolarin, accompanied the Governor to the party secretariat.

Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Multilateral and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mrs. Bunmi Ademosu were also on the Governor’s entourage.

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
July 28, 2020.

� Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

Investment / Ondo State Praises Akeredolu For Strides In Development Of Bitumen Industry by Ashleyeniwin(f): 2:14pm On Jul 28, 2020
FORMER COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS IN ONDO STATE PRAISES AKEREDOLU FOR STRIDES IN DEVELOPMENT OF BITUMEN INDUSTRY

Marcus Amudipe

The sheer sight of good works which births growth and development in any given society of the world gives joy and immense satisfaction to all and sundry. It is one that cannot be denied or soaked in the waters of sentiment and propaganda.

This is the case of Mr Isaac Akinfiresoye a former commissioner of works in Ondo State who served in the year 1997 to 1999 under the leadership of Administrators Anthony Onyearugbulem and Moses Fasanya, Mr Isaac Akinfiresoye in a heartfelt open letter was full of thanks to the incumbent Governor of Ondo State for seeing to the realization of the Bitumen Exploitation in Ondo State, one he had longed to see come to fruition in his lifetime.

In his words," Thank you Your Honour on the very exciting news of modular Bitumen Exploitation in Our Sunshine State.This is the project and investment I have privately prayed to see come to fruition in my lifetime.I thank God, Jehovah El Shaddai, for using you as a vessel unto honour."

The former commissioner of works and transport, land and housing in Ondo State stated that under his supervision, he did all he could to ensure infrastructural and industrial growth in the state, especially in areas such as Akure and Ore which unfortunately they couldn't see to fruition however he expressed immense satisfaction and happiness at seeing these efforts come to fruition under the Akeredolu led administration in the state.

Politics / Re: Ondo Apc Primary: Gov. Akeredolu Meets Oke, Kekemeke, Iji , Seeks Reconciliation by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:13pm On Jul 21, 2020
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kill yourselves agent of destructions
set awon enemie of progress
Politics / Re: Ondo Apc Primary: Gov. Akeredolu Meets Oke, Kekemeke, Iji , Seeks Reconciliation by Ashleyeniwin(f): 8:12pm On Jul 21, 2020
johnmartus:
They shouldn't give room for reconciliation. Akeredolu not deserve second term.
in what way please
Politics / Ondo Apc Primary: Gov. Akeredolu Meets Oke, Kekemeke, Iji , Seeks Reconciliation by Ashleyeniwin(f): 6:59pm On Jul 21, 2020
ONDO APC PRIMARY: GOV. AKEREDOLU MEETS OKE, KEKEMEKE, IJI , SEEKS RECONCILIATION

Barely 24 Hours after his victory at the 2020 Governorship Primary Election of the All Progressives Congress, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi, SAN, on Tuesday paid an unscheduled visit to residence of Ambassador Sola Iji, Chief Olusola Alexander Oke, SAN and also met with Hon. D. I Kekemeke at his office.

The Governor was accompanied by the Chairman of the APC , Engr. Ade Adetimehin, Secretary to the state Government (SSG) Hon Temitayo Tukana Oluwatuyi and Chief of staff, Chief Gbenga Ale.

Governor Akeredolu had declared in his acceptance speech that he will soon commence the process of reconciliation to heal all perceived wounds.

The Governor said there was a need for him to engage and talk to the aspirants so that they can all work together for the success of the APC in the October 10 governorship election.

Arakunrin Akeredolu noted that Ambassador Iji was the first person among the other aspirants to call and congratulate him on the outcome of the primary election.

Arakunrin Akeredolu said:" I must put it to notice that my brother here was the first person to call me and congratulate me. He didn't even know that I was coming. As you know he was once our chairman, he's a party person to the core."

After a closed door meeting with Hon. Kekemeke, Governor Akeredolu said they had discussions about the party and not individual, stressing that Ondo State must remain an APC state.

He said:"As you know D. I and I are colleagues. We are not only colleagues but brothers. We have spoken frankly, he was Frank. We have started talking, we are talking about our party not about individual. We have had very robust and Frank discussions on how to move our party forward and work together. Ondo state must remain APC state. "

Ambassador Iji said the people should expect consistency from him, adding that during his campaigns he had made it known that he has nothing against the governor.

"Expect consistency from us. When I was campaigning I said I had nothing against his Excellency. I has contested with him and I see his victory as victory for our party. Whoever the PDP picks, we will beat them silly. " Iji said.

Kekemeke said he was surprised to see the leader of the party and Governor of the state, describing the visit as a pleasant surprise.

"Like the Governor said, we have spoken very frankly and I'm happy that he tolerated my frankness. I have said I will work with him. I shall not be going to any party or court. I will work hard to see that Ondo remains an APC state. "

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
July 21, 2020.

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Politics / Ondo 2020: APC Applauds Committee, Aspirants For Successful Exercise by Ashleyeniwin(f): 6:43pm On Jul 21, 2020
News Release

Ondo 2020: APC applauds Committee, aspirants for successful exercise

Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) describes the conduct of its gubernatorial primary yesterday as transparent, enviable and inspiring.

The party commends the primary election Committee, under the chairmanship of Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the aspirants and their supporters for the feat.

The party further expresses appreciation to the leading aspirants that stepped down some hours to the commencement of the exercise, citing the interest of the party and wellbeing of the people as reason behind their actions.

Although a candidate emerged from the unusually transparent and rancour-free exercise, the chapter prefers to perceive the success as victory for the State chapter.

It congratulates the party's flag bearer and Governor of the State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on the victory and urges him to accommodate all tendencies within the fold.

The State secretariat would expedite efforts to bring together all the aspirants and stakeholders within the shortest possible time, to hold a "family" meeting and fashion out plausible approaches to electoral victory come October.

The chapter cautions that members should not be carried away by the victory, saying all hands must be on deck to ensure the party wins governorship election in October and retain Ondo State for the APC.

Alex Kalejaye,
APC State Publicity Secretary

21 July, 2020

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