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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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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AKEREDOLU’S GOVERNMENT IN DISARRAY AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR, SSG DUMP HIM OVER GUBER RE-ELECTION BID

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The frosty relationship between the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, his deputy, Agboola Ajayi and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ifedayo Abegunde, may have deepened as the two principal officers have continued to boycott government functions. Both Akeredolu and Abegunde had reportedly been at loggerheads over issues bordering on the second term ambition of the governor. Ajayi and Akeredolu are also said to be at war over issues relating to the next governorship election. While Akeredolu is nursing a second term ambition, the deputy governor was…

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MEET THE POLITICAL KINGMAKERS TO DECIDE WHO BECOMES NEXT ONDO GOVERNOR

Ahead of the Ondo State governorship election, PETER DADA examines the major stakeholders and political actors that will likely shape the outcome of the election across the different political parties Long before the Independent National Electoral Commission announced October 10, 2020 as the date for the governorship election in Ondo State, there had been intrigues, political alignment and realignment as well as rising political activities across the political parties in the state. However, since INEC released the timetable for the election, to be preceded by primaries, all the political parties…

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ONDO 2020: UNITY FORUM CANDIDATE OLUSOLA OKE DENIES PACT WITH AKEREDOLU

Peter Dada, Akure Following the controversy that surrounded his selection as a consensus candidate of the Unity Forum of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Olusola Oke, on Sunday maintained that his selection was in order. Oke was last week announced as the consensus candidate of the forum by a former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, who is the chairman of the forum. However, other aspirants who are members of the forum have dissociated themselves from the decision. Some of the members alleged that Oke had an agreement…

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ONDO 2020: WHY AKEREDOLU MUST BE FLUSHED OUT BY APC GUBER ASPIRANT

Adewale Momoh Akure Ahead of the Ondo State governorship election getting, one of the aspirants of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Ife Oyedele has accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led government as lacking in focus and direction as the governor had turned the government into a family business. Oyedele, who is the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited insisted that Akeredolu who had been running the affairs of the state like a family enterprise without recourse to members of…

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10 VIE FOR ONDO APC GUBER TICKET

No fewer than 10 chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are eyeing the governorship ticket in Ondo State. Damisi Ojo examines their chances at the primary.   THE people of Ondo State will go to the poll this year. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) will celebrate his third year in office next month. The irregular timetable for the governorship election was taking due to the battle between the late Dr. Olusegun Agagu and Dr Olusegun Mimiko. The latter was victorious and the outcome permanently altered the political timetable. As expected during any…

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ONDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR, AGBOOLA AJAYI SET TO BATTLE AKEREDOLU FOR APC GUBER TICKET

By Emmanuel Oladesu   Ondo State Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi may challenge his boss, Rotimi Akeredolu, at next year’s primary of the All Progressives Congress)APC), it was learnt on Sunday. According to sources, the move underscored the climax of the frosty relationship between the governor and Ajayi, a former House of Representatives member, who has started building structures ahead of the shadow poll billed for the second quarter of next year. No fewer than eight APC aspirants are warning up for the primary. Apart from the governor and his deputy,…

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ONDO 2020: MEET THE 10 PEOPLE JOSTLING FOR PDP GUBER TICKET

Next year’s governorship election in Ondo State is gathering momentum. Can the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) upstage the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election? DAMISI OJO looks at the growing number of aspirants and their chances. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the ruling party in Ondo State before the 2015 general elections. However, the party got enmeshed in a deep crisis that rocked its foundation to the marrow. This development led to the failure of its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), to succeed Dr. Olusegun Mimiko. The latter’s…

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