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    Akeredolu inaugurates Amotekun in Ondo

Akeredolu inaugurates Amotekun in Ondo

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has inaugurated the State Security Network Agency, code-named Operation Amotekun. At the inauguration in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday, Akeredolu said with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, will lead to reduction of crime in the state. He explained that Amotekun will not serve or act as [...]

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    Akeredolu: It may not be easy to beat Jegede

Akeredolu: It may not be easy to beat Jegede

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, says defeating Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the October 10 governorship election may not be easy. Akeredolu had defeated Jegede, who was also PDP's candidate in the 2016 governorship election. Speaking with journalists at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after appearing before the APC primary election appeal committee [...]

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    Jegede defeats Ondo deputy governor to clinch PDP ticket

Jegede defeats Ondo deputy governor to clinch PDP ticket

Eyitayo Jegede, a former commissioner for justice and attorney-general of Ondo state, has clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the October 10 election. Jegede polled 888 votes to defeat Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, who had 657 votes. The deputy governor had defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) last month. Eddy Olafeso, former south-west chairman of [...]

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    Akeredolu secures APC ticket for Oct 10 election

Akeredolu secures APC ticket for Oct 10 election

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the October 10 gubernatorial election. The governor secured the highest votes in the election which held at Dome in Akure the state capital. While announcing Akeredolu as the winner of the exercise, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi and chairman of the APC primary election committee, [...]

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    APC chairman resigns in Ondo, joins PDP

APC chairman resigns in Ondo, joins PDP

Samuel Olorunwa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state, has resigned his membership of the party. TheCable learnt Olorunwa tendered his resignation letter at the party secretariat on Friday and announced he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former APC chairman is an ally of Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state [...]

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    Ondo CJ rejects impeachment move against deputy governor

Ondo CJ rejects impeachment move against deputy governor

Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, chief judge of Ondo state, has rejected the request of the Ondo state house of assembly to set up a probe panel against Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, over allegations of gross misconduct. In a letter dated July 7, Bamidele Oleyelogun, speaker of the assembly, asked the chief judge to constitute a seven-man panel to probe Ajayi. “It [...]

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    Ondo assembly suspends deputy speaker loyal to Agboola Ajayi

Ondo assembly suspends deputy speaker loyal to Agboola Ajayi

The leadership of the Ondo state house of assembly has suspended two lawmakers for unruly behavior amid the impeachment proceedings against Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor. The affected lawmakers are Iroju Ogundeji, deputy speaker of the assembly, and Adewale Williams. The two were among the nine lawmakers who did not sign the impeachment notice against the deputy governor. Ajayi is at loggerheads with [...]

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    9 Ondo lawmakers pull out of impeachment process against deputy gov

9 Ondo lawmakers pull out of impeachment process against deputy gov

Nine lawmakers of the Ondo state house of assembly have pulled out of the impeachment process against Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor.  The lawmakers in a letter signed by nine of them and presented to the speaker of the assembly, Bamidele Oloyelogun, said they were not in support of the impeachment move against Ajayi. The lawmakers are Iroju Ogundeji, Jamiu Maito, Raaheed [...]

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    Ondo deputy governor sues state assembly over impeachment plot

Ondo deputy governor sues state assembly over impeachment plot

Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo state, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja to stop the alleged impeachment move by the state house of assembly. Ajayi is at loggerheads with Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state. He resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ajayi may be contesting [...]

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    Ex-SSG: I told Fayemi I would spit on Akeredolu’s face… he’s the worst  Ondo governor ever

Ex-SSG: I told Fayemi I would spit on Akeredolu’s face… he’s the worst Ondo governor ever

Ifeadayo Abegunde, former secretary to the Ondo state government, has described Rotimi Akeredolu as the worst governor in the history of Ondo. Abegunde resigned from Akeredolu's cabinet earlier on Monday and the governor replaced him with Tayo Oluwatuyi, his commissioner for natural resources. In an interview he granted Crest FM, Akure, shortly after his resignation, Abegunde alleged that he suffered under Akeredolu. He [...]

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    Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19 — after six days in isolation

Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19 — after six days in isolation

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, says he has recovered from the disease. At a press briefing in Akure, the state capital, on Monday, the governors said doctors certified him free of the disease after he tested negative for COVID-19 twice. “After some days in isolation, our team of doctors decided to take a sample [...]

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    Abegunde, Ondo SSG, suddenly resigns as guber race hots up

Abegunde, Ondo SSG, suddenly resigns as guber race hots up

Ifedayo Abegunde, secretary to the Ondo state government, has tendered his resignation. In a letter dated July 6, 2020, Abegunde thanked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, for giving him the opportunity to serve. He did not give any reason for  his resignation but wished the governor, who is currently being treated for COVID-19, a quick recovery. ”I, Hon. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde, the Secretary to [...]

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    You are incapacitated… hand over to me, deputy gov tells Akeredolu

You are incapacitated… hand over to me, deputy gov tells Akeredolu

Agbola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo state, has asked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, to hand over to him. Akeredolu has been in isolation since Tuesday when he tested positive for COVID-19. While announcing that he would be going into isolation, the governor appealed to the people to keep safe and observe the safety protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). However, [...]

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    Despite having COVID-19, Akeredolu’ll never hand over to deputy, says commissioner

Despite having COVID-19, Akeredolu’ll never hand over to deputy, says commissioner

Donald Ojogo, Ondo state commissioner for information, says Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, who is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, will not hand over to Agboola Ajayi, his deputy. Akeredolu and Ajayi have been having a running battle, which reached its height when the deputy governor resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The [...]

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    Sources: Four lawmakers in video where Akeredolu sneezed fall ill, reject test

Sources: Four lawmakers in video where Akeredolu sneezed fall ill, reject test

Four out of the 19 members of the Ondo house assembly who accompanied Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, to Abuja, are currently sick but have refused to go for COVID-19 test, according to sources. On June 16, Akeredolu, who is seeking another term, submitted his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC national secretariat in Abuja. Before heading to the headquarters [...]

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    Ondo health commissioner dies of COVID-19

Ondo health commissioner dies of COVID-19

Wahab Adegbenro, Ondo state commissioner of health, has died of COVID- 19 complications.  A family source told TheCable Adegbenro died at the state's infectious diseases hospital on Thursday. “I still saw him on Monday, I never knew that was the last time I would set my eyes on you alive,” the source said. His death comes two days after Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of [...]

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