Ondo INEC Office Fire Caused By Faulty Electrical Connection — Police

The Ondo Police Command has said that the fire outbreak at the Akure office of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) was caused by faulty electrical connections. By Osagie Otabor, Akure It said talks of saboteurs causing the fire were untrue. Over 5000 card readers to be used for the October 10 governorship election were razed in the inferno. The card readers were kept in two … Continue reading Ondo INEC Office Fire Caused By Faulty Electrical Connection — Police

Ondo 2020: I’m Not Cash-strapped — Says Deputy Governor

Candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and Ondo Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, has denied comments by some party chieftains that he is cash- strapped. By Osagie Otabor, Akure Agboola said it was untrue that he could not source fund to launch his governorship campaigns. Some chieftains of the ZLP, who pleaded anonymity, had said those that pledged to sponsor Agboola’s campaign have not … Continue reading Ondo 2020: I’m Not Cash-strapped — Says Deputy Governor

PDP Governors Shun Ondo Campaign Flag-Off As Cracks Deepen

The divisions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 elections appear to be deepening with only two of the state governors of the party showing up on Saturday in Akure for the flag-off of the party’s campaign for next month’s governorship polls in Ondo State.  ‘Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor; Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja and Osagie Otabor, Akure Highlights • Makinde, Tambuwal, Secondus storm … Continue reading PDP Governors Shun Ondo Campaign Flag-Off As Cracks Deepen

Ondo 2020: Candidates Demand Probe Of INEC Fire

All the three leading candidates in next month’s governorship election have demanded an investigation of Thursday night’s fire at the Akure, Ondo State secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). By Osagie Otabor, Akure  Highlight Burnt Cards Won’t Affect Polls, Commission Insists Five thousand one hundred and forty-one (5,141) voter cards were reckoned to have been burnt in the fire, the cause of which INEC said yesterday … Continue reading Ondo 2020: Candidates Demand Probe Of INEC Fire

Ondo 2020: INEC To Engage 17,000 ad Hoc Staff

A total of 17,000 ad hoc staff would be recruited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the October 10, governorship election in Ondo State. By Osagie Otabor, Akure Of the figures, 15,000 would be members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) while the remaining 2000 would be staff of federal tertiary institutions to be engaged as supervising presiding officers, collation and returning … Continue reading Ondo 2020: INEC To Engage 17,000 ad Hoc Staff

‘Politicians Plant Toxic Waste Deaths Report To Discredit Akeredolu’

ONDO/Linyi Industrial Hub has alleged that some politicians were behind the reported death of three persons by toxic waste from Wewood Ltd, one of the firms operating in the hub.  By Osagie Otabor, Akure It said the purpose was to discredit the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration ahead of the October 10 election. Three residents of Akinfosile in Okitipupa Local Government, Mr. Akinmusire Monday (35), Mr. … Continue reading ‘Politicians Plant Toxic Waste Deaths Report To Discredit Akeredolu’

Former Attorney-General Resigns From PDP

An ex-Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Mr. Remi Olatubora, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). By Osagie Otabor, Akure His resignation is happening 24 hours after a former governorship aspirant and state spokesman for the PDP, Banji Okunomo, resigned and joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). It was gathered that Olatubora submitted … Continue reading Former Attorney-General Resigns From PDP

Be Ready To Pay More Taxes If Akeredolu Returns — Says YPP Candidate

Mr. Dotun Ojon, the governorship candidate of Young Progressive Party (YYP), has said citizens should be ready to pay more taxes if Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is re-elected. He said in a statement made available to reporters in Akure that paying more taxes would further impoverish the people. “As we speak now, salaries are still being owed, while pensioners are not allowed to enjoy the fruit … Continue reading Be Ready To Pay More Taxes If Akeredolu Returns — Says YPP Candidate

Agboola: Why I Will Defeat Akeredolu and Jegede

Ondo State Deputy Governor and governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Hon Alfred Agboola Ajayi has stated reasons why he would emerged victorious at the October 10 governorship election. By Osagie Otabor, Akure Agboola boasted that he would defeat both candidates of both the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Related News: He said … Continue reading Agboola: Why I Will Defeat Akeredolu and Jegede

Thugs Invade Ondo Assembly

Suspected thugs have invaded the premises of the Ondo State House of Assembly following a court ruling that quashed the suspension of four lawmakers. By Osagie Otabor, Akure Those whose suspension were lifted are; Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju, the only woman in the House, Mrs. Favour Tomomowo, Hon Wale Williams and Hon Tomide Akinribido. They were among the nine lawmakers that refused to sign … Continue reading Thugs Invade Ondo Assembly