With events of the last few days, Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria is under serious siege. Kidnappers, herdsmen and robbers are scampering for the soul of the state. Residents are living in fear, traversing communities within the state is no longer safe.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday began hearing of a suit filed against Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the All Progressives Congress’ candidate in the October 2020 governorship election in Ondo state.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the October 10, 2020 governorship poll in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has filed petitions at the Election Tribunal to challenge the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the election.
Southwest Governors on Sunday said the regression into savagery leading to destruction of massive properties in Lagos and other places exposed the region as susceptible to vile manipulations by elements keenly anxious to annihilate the South West and destroy her common heritage.
The Ondo State Governorship election came with heightened drama. The ease with which the Deputy Governor of the State switched parties will dwarf a gifted Nollywood script writer. Within record time, he moved from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and finally anchoring with a fringe Zenith Labour Party, ZLP.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Akeredolu is leading his opponent, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with 58,720 votes in the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in 15 Local Governments.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is coasting home to victory in the governorship poll held in Ondo on Saturday as he has won nine of the 12 local governments declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC so far.
Ahead of Saturday's governorship election in Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Eyitayo Jegede, Agboola Ajayi and other governorship candidates on Tuesday signed a peace pact to make the election violence-free and peaceful.
Lagos State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship Election, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will storm Akure, the capital of Ondo State to solicit support for the APC and its governorship candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Governor Mai Mala Buni and others on Saturday stormed Akure, Ondo State to drum support for the re-election bid of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ahead of the October 10 governorship election.
Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the Chairman of the All Progressives Council (APC) National Campaign Council for the election and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said the ruling party's victory in the gubernatorial poll would be a landslide.