Makinde lays foundation for construction of school at Epe

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ondo East and West Federal Constituency, Hon Abiola Makinde, has laid the foundation for the construction of three blocks of classroom, office and storage at Epe community in Ondo East local government.

The event had the Yangede of Epe, Oba Issac Oyebade Adenusi, in attendance, as well as party leaders, HAM Education Committee, Permanent Secretary in the Ondo State Ministry of Education and other notable sons and daughters of Epe.

In his speech, Hon, Makinde noted that he is poised to do even more as Epe is a community with great history in Ondo.

While appreciating the Yangede of Epe for his support, he also thanked him for the opportunity to give back to the Epe community.

The lawmaker used the avenue to confirm the provision of concrete electric poles to Oluwanifemi community and over 100 electric poles going to be made available for Pele community in the coming weeks.

While charging the residents and youths of the community to cooperate with the contractor, Makinde also charged the latter to deliver the school project in the shortest time possible.

Omole hails Amotekun, Supare community over rescue of kidnapped victims

The Lawmaker representing Akoko South West Constituency 1 in the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Omole, has given kudos to the Supare Akoko community leaders, Amotekun personnel and the Police in the area for the superlative job in rescuing two of his constituents from the den of kidnappers last weekend.

In a press release made available to newsmen on Sunday, the Lawmaker also showed great appreciation to the Ondo State Government led by Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN for the establishment of the Amotekun Corps.

He noted that not only did Governor establish the corps but also gave them maximum support and this has ensured great performance by the state security outfit.

Mr. Japhet Balogun and his wife were kidnapped on their way to their farm in Igbegun Supare but in a quick response to the incident, the Amotekun personnel and the Police in the area swung into action and gave the kidnappers a hot pursuit which resulted in the rescue of the couple. Both were unhurt after the rescue operation.

Omole remarked that nothing is too much to invest in the security of the State, adding that he is glad the state government is living up to expectations.

He, however, asked his constituents to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to the authorities as security cannot be ensured by the authorities alone.

Face your disqualification problem, Osun PDP tells Oyetola 

The Osun State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the Governor of the state, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, for blaming the PDP for the nullification of his governorship nomination for the 2022 election in the state.

Reacting to the Governor’s statement accusing PDP of responsibility for his woes, the PDP State Caretaker Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Akindele, reminded Oyetola that the case was filed by concerned legal luminaries in April 2022, querying how the matter is related to the ongoing petition of the outgoing Governor before the Tribunal.

Reminding the Governor and the APC that the issue borders on constitutional breaches, the PDP chairman declared that any Nigerian is qualified to seek judicial review to protect the integrity of the constitution which is the norm of the nation, adding that “this is a matter of national interest.” 

Faulting the claim of internal party affairs in a constitutional matter, the party Chairman said such reasoning is a signal of half baked understanding of the law and referred to the judgment which said the provisions of section 183 of the constitution were breached in the process of Oyetola and his deputy’s nominations. 

“For Oyetola and his team, that section of the constitution expressly notes as follows: ‘The governor shall not, during the period when he holds office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any capacity whatsoever’. As the breaches were truly real, we are not responsible for the nullification which renders Mr Oyetola an interloping participant in the July 16th elections. 

“Irrespective of the nullification judgment, PDP and her candidate, the Governor-elect, have prepared water tight defence on the Tribunal case”, he said.

The PDP accused Oyetola to have been resorted to media trial which has further destroyed any credibility the frivolous petition may have initially enjoyed.

Akindele said the APC is facing the consequences of being a disbeliever in democratic ethos which require respect and acceptance of people’s will. 

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