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Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-Corruption, led by Hon. Damilare Bello today continues with its sittings with a clarification that the invitation extended to the former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdul-Waheed Odusile and the SSA to the Governor on Media, Emmanuel Ojo was not an indictment but rather to seek clarifications on the audit report of the Ministry.


Hon. Bello issued the clarification today during the Committee’s meeting with the officials of the State Hospitals Management Board at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.



The Committee Chairman in company of other members including Honourables Musefiu Lamidi, Dickson Awolaja, Wahab Haruna, Yusuf Amosun, Folawewo Salami, Lawal Samsideen and Waliu Owode noted that the sitting was not meant to witch- hunt but to put the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government on their toes in the prudent management of government resources.


He recalled that at the last sitting of the Committee, there was a misinformation in some sections of the media insinuating fraudulent practices, cautioning that the Committee had not indicted anyone but merely considering issues raised in the audit reports with a view to addressing them.


He stated, “on Monday at our last sitting, there was a misinformation that this Honourable House has indicted the ex- Commissioner and the SSA (Media), we have not indicted anyone. We have only used the media to invite them for clarification on the Auditor General reports in line with our constitutional responsibilities.


It is important to note that the this House has no reason to witch-hunt anyone. We are only making sure the people see our Governor working alongside with the legislators with the right procedure to achieve all the Government lofty policies and programmes”, he stated.


He urged the public to disregard the scandal rumour, saying not everything found on the media space might be the right picture of things coming from the Assembly.


He called on Heads of MDAs to work together with the Assembly in blocking all leakages and help promote accountability and transparency in the running of government in the State.








– Traditional Rulers pray for Governor’s candidacy




Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, continued his tour across the local government areas of the State on Sunday to engage with party members in preparation for the coming gubernatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for Saturday.

Being the third day of his tour, the Governor received a warm welcome from enthusiastic supporters while visiting Akure North and Idanre local government areas.

Addressing the crowd of party members gathered at Iju in Akure North, the Governor said: “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed party leaders and commend the dedication of all our party members. I encourage each of you to turn out in full strength on April 20 and cast your votes in my favor.

“Previously, I believed your support was primarily evident on social media. However, I now realize it extends beyond just the youth demographic, as our elders are also standing in my favor. I deeply appreciate the love, commitment, and loyalty you have shown towards my mission to continue serving as the governor of Ondo State.

“Now, I urge party members who possess membership cards to come out and vote for me this Saturday, so that we can embark on this remarkable journey together in the upcoming election in November.”

Earlier, the Governor had paid a visit to the Ogbolu of Ita-Ogbolu, Oba Idowu Faborodeand was also received by other traditional rulers in Akure North, where the governor received royal blessings.

The Governor also led his team to pay a visit to a leader of the party in the local government, Senator Nimbe Farunkanmi, who also declared support for the Governor.

The campaign was carnival-like at Idanre, headquarters of Idanre local government area, where party members mobilised to welcome the Governor.

On his way to the campaign campaign venue, the Governor paid a visit to the Owa of Idanre, Oba Fredrick Aroloye, appreciating the traditional ruler for endorsing him and promising not to disappoint the royal fathers.

The Owa of Idanre, represented by the Odunwo, High Chief Emmanuel Adetuyi, offered blessings and prayers for the Governor’s success in the coming primary election of the APC.

Addressing party faithful, Governor Aiyedatiwa appreciated them for their solidarity with a pledge to sustain the good governance he had started in the State.

The Governor said: “In the brief period since taking office, you all have witnessed the significant transformations under our administration, from infrastructure to Agriculture and food security to employment of youths and security of lives and property just to mention a few. I pledge to sustain this momentum and deliver further progress. All I ask from you is the opportunity to continue. To make this possible, I urge you to cast your votes in my favor during the primary election this Saturday.”

Those on the entourage of the Governor included the Deputy Governor, Dr. Olayide Adelami, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji, SSG, Hon. Tayo Oluwatuyi, former Deputy Senate Leader, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, Ambassador Olusola Iji, Hon. Awodeyi Akinsehinde Apata, Princess Omowumi Ohvoworiole, Dr. Taiwo Malumi, Dr. Victor Ategbole, Dr. Seun Osamaye (Eye Omo), Mr. Tola Awosika, Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye, Hon. Biola Makinde and Hon. Bola Ilori.

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– As jubilant crowds welcome gov in Ondo West, Ondo East, Ileoluji-Okeigbo



Ondo State Governor, Lucky  Aiyedatiwa, on Saturday continued his tour of the local government areas of the state to meet party members ahead of next Saturday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

On the second day of his tour, the Governor was warmly received by enthusiastic supporters as he visited Ondo West, Ondo East and Ileoluji-Okeigbo local government areas.

Addressing the crowds, Governor in a statement issued by his chief press secretary said he has been hugely impressed with the wonderful support from party members, promising not to take the support for granted.

The campaign tour started at Ondo West where party leaders spoke in unison in support of the emergence of Governor Aiyedatiwa as the governorship candidate of the APC.

Addressing the crowd of party members gathered at the Robertware Hall, Ondo town, the Governor thanked party leaders and members for their overwhelming support which will translate to victory at the primary.

The Governor commended the unity of purpose among leaders of the party in the local government, adding this has made Ondo West one of his major strongholds ahead of the primary.

Earlier, the Governor had paid a visit to the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo and the Osemawe-in-Council, who commended the Governor for showing genuine commitment to the development of Ondo Kingdom.

At Ileoluji-Okeigbo local government, the Governor also paid visit to the traditional rulers before proceeding to address party members in separate rallies at Okeigbo and Ileoluji, where he received some decampees into the party.

He said: “I express my gratitude to our party leaders and extend recognition to all our party members. I urge you all to come out in full force on April 20th and cast your votes in my favor. Your unwavering support and dedication in mobilizing our party members to support my candidacy have not gone unnoticed. I am deeply humbled by your confidence in me.”

At Bolorunduro, Ondo East, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji, led other party leaders to receive the Governor and his entourage.

After a brief meeting with the traditional rulers of the local government, the Governor addressed party members, thanking their for waiting patiently for him despite coming a bit behind schedule.

The Governor who assured that the annual dues of about 110,000 party members have been paid to allow them participate in the primary, urged them to bring along their party membership cards to exercise their franchise on April 20.

Those on the entourage of the Governor included the Deputy Governor, Dr. Olayide Adelami, SSG, Hon. Tayo Oluwatuyi, Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, former Deputy Senate Leader, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, Chief Jamiu Ekungba, Ambassador Olusola Iji, Hon. Awodeyi Akinsehinde Apata, Princess Omowumi Ohvoworiole, Dr. Taiwo Malumi, Dr. Victor Ategbole, Mr. Mathew Oyerinmade (Mato), Dr. Yemi Mahmud, Dr. Seun Osamaye (Eye Omo) and Chairman of the campaign, Rt. Hon Victor Olabimtan.

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Rivers Crisis: APC Chieftain, Eze Calls Tinubu To Protect Democratic Institutions.






…Cautions Wike to Desist from Inflammatory Comments, Inciting Rivers Self-acclaimed Lawmakers Against Governor Fubara …Expresses Thanks to Rivers State Elders, Traditional Rulers, Stakeholders, Youths for Teeming up to Retrieve the State from the Evil Claws of Dark Forces.


The Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to prevail on FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to curtail the excesses of his 27 foot soldiers and former state lawmakers who, despite vacating their seats, are still parading themselves as members of the Rivers State House of Assembly in which guise they foment troubles in a bid to distract the Governor of the State, Siminialayi Fubara.


Reacting to the recent threat of impeachment against the Governor, issued by the congregation of former Lawmakers and Wike’s attack dogs, led by one Marthin Amaewhule, Eze said it is necessary at this point that President Tinubu calls Minister Wike to order to save the situation of a perceptible breakdown of democratic institutions by the former lawmakers who are taking orders and prohibitions from the Minister to whom they are directly answerable and who is working at cross-purposes


In a statement made available to the media, Chief Eze said it is weird for the self-acclaimed lawmakers to issue impeachment threats to the Governor when there exists no trace of any verifiable infraction committed by the later to warrant such infamous proclamation.


Describing their path as a deliberate invitation to anarchy, fueled by Mr. Wike – an arch enemy of the state, the APC Chief hinted that by the express provision of Section 109 of the Nigerian constitution, having deliberately vacated their seats, the former lawmakers have no business whatsoever legislating for the state anymore, stressing that every action taken and all laws and amendments to laws made since their exit from office amount to nullity and therefore have no force of law and do not deserve the respect and obedience of the people.


Eze commended former Governor, Dr. Peter Odili, for standing his ground in defence of democracy despite the pressure mounted on him by Wike and his emissaries to veer off the path of justice in service of Minister’s parochial, self-serving interest.


Expressing confidence in the enormous benefit of Dr. Odili’s wealth of experience to the current administration, Eze urged Gov. Fubara to always consult widely on critical matters of state concern in order to arrive at best decisions suitable to address each peculiar challenge in his journey to transform the state from the horrible situation it left by the former administration of Wike.


The APC Chief urged Gov. Fubara to remain focused in delivering democratic dividends to Rivers people and pay no heed to the antics of detractors who are hellbent on frustrating his efforts of impacting the people with good governance.


Chief Eze expressed gratitude to Rivers elders, youths, women and stakeholders for their stance against the plot by Wike to conscript the state into personal estate with particular interest in the funds that accrue to the state on monthly basis from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) and other revenue sources within the state.

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