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I’ll Create 3,000 Jobs Within Six Months If Elected Governor Of Ondo – Oke

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Olusola Oke

A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has promised to create 3,000 jobs within six months, if elected governor of the state.

The governorship hopeful, who was at the party ‎secretariat in Akure, the state capital to declare his interest in the November governorship election, said he joined the race because of the assurance that internal democracy would be allowed to prevail.

Recall that Mr. Oke was a former national legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and was its governorship candidate during the 2012 election in the state before he defected to APC in 2015.

The politician boasted that he remains the best man for the job in the state.

He said: “I need no introduction in Ondo politics and if I eventually win the APC ticket, I am very sure Mimiko will vote me and I promise to resuscitate all the moribund industries in the state to create 3,000 employment within my first six months.

“No new industry, unemployment everywhere, all projects initiated by previous administration have been abandoned but the only thing we see around is cosmetic projects.

“Nothing has been added to the state in the last seven years, but what I see everywhere is poverty, penury, hunger and anger written on the faces of the people but this is the time to decide and bite for APC in the state”.

Mr. Oke pointed out that the PDP administration in the state has failed to fulfill its electoral promises, saying there was no meaningful projects put in place by Governor Olusegun Mimiko led administration.

The aspirant said he was encouraged to contest on the platform of APC because of the assurance from the leadership of the party that there would be no imposition, no zoning arrangement and the decision of the party to contest free and fair primary election.

Oke further said the change phenomenon that started at the center and other south west states will soon berth in the state, stressing “the battle is not won until PDP is chased out of government in the state”.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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