Ondo APC alleges plot by Gov Mimiko to divert N150bn State funds

Allegations of plans to divert N150bn State funds by Governor Olusegun Mimiko is threatening the smooth transition of power to the in-coming All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of Olu Akeredolu. The hand-over of power is billed for February 24, 2016 but there was palpable tension in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Saturday when the APC…

Fears over legal hurdle to Akeredolu’s swearing-in as governor

Fears as Akeredolu’s 30 lawyers fail to clear legal hurdle to swearing-in Ahead the February 27, 2017 swearing in of Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the next governor of Ondo State, his camp is getting jittery over what may go wrong. There are fears as to what may become of the case challenging his authenticity…

Like in Edo, INEC already has fake results in favour of APC –Fayose

Mr Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State governor has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has merged with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the Ondo State governorship election. According to him, “The Returning Officers by INEC already have fake results that they will announce to Nigerians as they did in Edo State. He…

APC chieftain gunned down, party accuses those calling for postponement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused those calling for the postponement of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state of being behind the death of its chieftain, Mr Afolabi Olaposi. Olaposi, was reportedly murdered in Owo, Ondo State, by unknown gunmen on Thursday night on his way home after attending a meeting of the…

Ahead Ondo guber poll Gov Mimiko’s aides abandon him, join opposition APC

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko on Wednesday received resignation letters of two of his special assistants, who also defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) same day without delay. They were Special Assistant on Political Matters, Mrs. Aderonke Morolayo, and the Special Assistant on Mobilisation, Mr. Victor Ojo. Morolayo had in her letter of resignation…

ONDO: Why Presidency plots Ibrahim as walkover for Akeredolu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Thursday last week published it’s final list of candidates vying for the governorship election in Ondo State. The list, which turned out to be a revised one after the earlier publication of a final list, saw the inclusion of Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic…

ONDO GUBER: Abraham’s bid to stop Akeredolu in court hits set back

Olusegun Abraham, who lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries to Rotimi Akeredolu, will have to wait till October 28 to see if he will be able to stop Akeredolu as the party’s candidate. This is as the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday refused the ex parte motion filed by Abraham, praying the court…

APC crisis: Oyegun draws battle line against Tinubu

Three days after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has replied the national leader of his party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Tinubu had called for the resignation of Oyegun over the just concluded APC governorship primary in Ondo state that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the winner….

Akeredolu, Abraham supporters on rampage, bloody each other

A bloody clash between supporters of Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and Segun Abraham has deepened the party crisis ahead of the state November 26 governorship election. Akure, the state capital was thrown into pandemonium when supporters of Akeredolu and Abraham, who came second in the state party disputed…

ONDO: APC chieftain reveals how Oyegun, others schemed Akeredolu in

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman, South-West, Chief Pius Akinyelure has explained how Chief John Odigie-Oyegun allegedly imposed Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as Ondo State party governorship candidate. Also involved in the alleged manipulations which ensured Akeredolu’s emergence and subsequent submission of his name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were APC…

Good radiance to bad rubish, Ondo APC says of Oke

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has told a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the party, Olusola Oke, that his defection to the Alliance for Democracy, AD, was indeed a blessing. Oke, who participated in the disputed governorship primary of the APC in Ondo State, dumped the party for…

Fresh crisis hits Ondo APC over deputy Gov slot

Ahead of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, notable leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said the party is heading to doom if it insists on the choice of Mr Agboola Ajayi as the running mate of the party’s candidate, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN.   Among the notable chieftains of the…