HOW ONDO GUBER ELECTION WAS WON AND LOST

Not many were surprised that the incumbent governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, returned unruffled in Saturday’s pulsating governorship election. By the time results from 12 of the 18 local government areas of the state were announced in the early hours of Sunday and Mr Akredolu had won nine of them leaving three for his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party, it was visible to the discerning where the pendulum would swing. The cerebral and gentle Jegede was in a haste to appear before the presence of…

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ONDO 2020: HOW THE THREE GLADIATORS STAND AS NEW GOVERNOR SET TO EMERGE

Tomorrow is the long awaited Ondo guber polls. It hasn’t witnessed as much buzz and razzmatazz as the Edo polls. My prediction for edo polls went awry so I am reluctant to jump into another prediction but as an APC supporter, I’ll naturally want APC to win. The other parties can also win based on the unpredictable nature of Ondo voters… Before I open the floor for comments, let me briefly outline the chances of the three major candidates. APC: APC will likely clear ondo north senatorial zone which has…

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JUDGE TRANSFERS SUIT AGAINST AKEREDOLU’S CANDIDATURE FROM ABUJA TO LAGOS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the transfer of one of the two suits challenging Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s nomination as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming October 10, 2020 election, to the Lagos division of the court for hearing. The suit was filed by Mrs. Olajumoke Anifowose, one of the aspirants who jostled with Akeredolu and others for APC’s governorship ticket in the July 20, 2020 primary election of the party. The Thursday’s proceedings were scheduled…

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ONDO 2020: AGBOOLA AJAYI’S MOVEMENT TO ZLP RATTLES APC, PDP

By Dayo Johnson – Akure THE emergence of the third force in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state has unsettled the camps of the two major political parties. Before now, the All Progressive Congress and the People’s Democratic Party have remained the dominant parties in contention. But with the planned defection of the deputy governor Hon Agboola Ajayi to the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP the party has come into reckoning. Barring any changes, Ajayi will formally resign from the Peoples Democratic Party this week and publicly declare for…

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SEE WHO ONDO APC GUBER CANDIDATE, GOV. ROTIMI AKEREDOLU HAS PICKED AS HIS RUNNING MATE

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has picked a former representative of the state on the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa as his deputy. Ayedatiwa is from oil-rich ilaje council area of the state. He is expected to run with Akeredolu in the October 10 election if his name was not substituted before August 18, 2020 deadline by INEC. Recall that Akeredolu estranged former deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi had since defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and contested for the party’s governorship primary but…

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EYITAYO JEGEDE WINS ONDO PDP GUBER PRIMARIES AGAIN, SETS UP REPEAT CONTEST AGAINST AKEREDOLU

  PDP aspirant, Eyitayo Jegede has won the party’s governorship primary election in Ondo State.   Eyitayo Jegede has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP)’s flag bearer for the Ondo State governorship election which is expected to take place on October 10. Jegede was on Thursday announced as the winner after the delegates cast their votes at the party’s primary which held at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital. He polled 888 votes to defeat his closest rival and incumbent Deputy Governor…

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AGBOOLA AJAYI BATTLES EYITAYO JEGEDE AS 2,300 DELEGATES DECIDE PDP ONDO GUBER CANDIDATE

From Osagie Otabor, Akure No fewer than 2,300 delegates will converge on Akure, the Ondo State capital, today to elect the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Eight aspirants are competing for the ticket. They are Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Southwest Zonal Leader Dr. Eddy Olafeso, former Commissioner for the Environment Sola Ebiseeni, former federal legislator Bode Ayorinde, former Justice Commissioner Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), Senator Boluwaji Kunlere, Godday Erewa, and Banji Okunowo. The opposition party has been gripped by…

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ONDO GUBER RACE: OYEDELE SURRENDERS, SUPPORTS AKETI

A leading Governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State, Ife Oyedele has stepped down for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ahead of Monday’s primary election of the party. Oyedele said he was not compelled to step down for Governor Akeredolu but that he did it voluntarily. His decision is coming less than 24 hours to the primary election of which about 8 other aspirants boycotted a reconciliation meeting called by the party. https://ait.live/breaking-ife-oyedele-steps-down-for-akeredolu/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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ONDO HOUSE OF COMMOTION: STATE GOVT POLARISED ON ALL FRONTS AS GOVERNOR BIDS FOR SECOND TERM

Rotimi Akeredolu •Akeredolu trades words with SSG •House divided, Deputy Speaker, two others suspended •Gov’s loyalists vow to remove deputy By Dayo Johnson Akure NO doubt the political developments in Ondo state in the last three weeks ahead of the October governorship election have been electrifying. The events happened in quick succession. From the recovery of the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu from coronavirus infection barely a week after he publicly announced that he had tested positive for the virus, to the division in the 26-member House of Assembly over the…

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AKEREDOLU DIDN’T WIN ELECTION IN 2016, HIS FORMER SSG REVEALS

The former Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Mr. Sunday Abegunde, on Monday said the Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, didn’t win the election in 2016 but that some of them made it possible for him to become governor. He also said he had to resign from the Akeredolu-led government following the ill-treatment meted out to him by the governor for the three and a half years he was with him. The former SSG said these in an interview he granted in the Yoruba language on Crest FM, Akure, shortly after he…

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