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Accord Party Leader, Ladoja Cautions Ajimobi Over Ibadan Chieftaincy Affairs.



FORMER Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Ladoja yesterday cautioned Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state to steer clear of Ibadan chieftaincy affairs, warning that any attempt to dabble into it may have grave consequences. 

The National leader of Accord Party (AP), Ladoja, also advised the governor to face governance squarely by addressing issues of state importance which he said include the lingering crisis battling with Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, dwindling fortune of the education, health, delay in the payment of workers salaries and pensioners, conduct of local government election among others.

Addressing newsmen at the graduation and distribution of empowerment tools to graduants trained by a member of the state House of Assembly representing Ibadan South East 1, Hon. Fatai Adesina on Saturday, the ex-governor specifically faulted the purported inauguration of committee to review the 1958 declaration by the present administration, describing it as a distraction.

He said, “I read it in the paper today, it is a distraction. Distraction in the sense that there are more pressing issues in the hand of the governor.

“The people in the Chieftaincy line, they have the council, the Olubadan-in Council and they are in the position to handle their matters without the interference of the government.

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“And he should first of all go and settle the pressing matters. He should go and settle the problem of employment, he should go and settle the problem of schools that are not functioning, he should go and settle the problem of LAUTECH and he should go and settle the problem of the hospitals not Ibadan Chieftaincy matters.

“I told you three months ago, one year ago, two years ago that we are ready for the local government election and I told you that the hand of jacob and the voice of esau. If somebody says don’t conduct local government election and they went to court, the matter is still in the court, that means that the only thing that concerns the governor is the issue of local government fund, now that the fund has been released nobody want to know how the case went again.

“There is nothing that concern government with Ibadan chiefantcy affairs, what are they doing on the issue of LAUTECH, when student who spent six years but could not get certificate?”, Ladoja questioned.

Ladoja, however called on the people of the state to have a rethink and know the kind of people to vote for in 2019.

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“I am using this medium to call on good people of Oyo State to think well.

“The local government election is there, all these court issues, all is a tactical move not to conduct the local government election, this is why I want the people of Oyo state to think very well.

“The problem that will come out of this interference will be much.

“It is half time now, two years have gone.

“So don’t think the government is forever, the people will still have time to elect someone that will pay them. ” This is the time to reorganise our party, because of this, I want the people of Oyo State to think very well.

“In the 2004/2005 session, LAUTECH was the 5th in the country but where is it now? In 2005, SUBEB said Oyo state is the best in the country, it has changed now, the former governor amplified.



Ex-Oyo ALGON boss rejoices with Ibarapa-born billionaire Ayandele at 60



Former  Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria )ALGON) in Oyo State, Chief Ademola Ojo  has felicitated with All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Dr Olusola Ayandele as he clocked 60.

Ojo, described the Ibarapa-born billionaire  as a patriot, politician and leader who have contributed to the advancement of the nation’s democracy as well as nurtured many individuals to greatness.

The ex-council gaffer states this  in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan  the state capital.

Ayandele was an APC governorship aspirant in the 2019 general election and presently a senatorial hopeful.

According to the ex-ALGON Chief, the renowned businessman and philanthropist had brought great political, economic as well as social success to the state and Nigeria.

“I feel inspired and motivated most times by your doggedness, forthrightness and knack for truth at all times. You are leader worthy of emulation.

“I celebrate you my dear brother and leader. Your courage, character, wisdom, strength and simplicity stands you out always. May the Almighty fill your future with blessings, ” he said.

Also, Mr Olusola Adeleke, a Personal Assistant to Ayandele, joined to felicitate his boss whom he described as reliable, dependable and visionary boss.

He   described Ayandele as a renowned businessman, philanthropist, leader and political gargantuan with uncommon sagacity.

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“Your commitment and selfless service to humanity has brought tremendous development to Ibarapaland, Oyo State as well as Nigeria. You are a rare gem boss and you will forever be appreciated.

“I wish you more years of sound health, peace and glory as you celebrate. Happy birthday to my dear boss,” he submitted.

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Oyo APC scribe celebrates Ayandele at 60



Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state, Hon.  Mojeed Olaoya, has described the former gubernatorial aspirant of the party in the state, Dr. Olusola Ayandele, as a pride to Nigeria and humanity as a whole.

Olaoya remarked while celebrating the  60th birthday of the Ibarapa-born Ayandele who is a staunch player in the business and political space of the country.

In a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday and which he personally signed, Olaoya expressed his delight about Ayandele being always available to help the cause of the poor and less-privileged in the society.

“For the good people of Ibarapaland, Oyo state and Nigeria in general, the man (Olusola Ayandele) is a rare blessing and he deserves to be celebrated everyday having made a lot of difference as a businessman, politician and philanthropist for a very long time.

“As an academic and scholar, Ayandele made his indelible mark by imparting knowledge on a great population of young people. And more importantly, his positive contribution to the economy of Nigeria cannot be underestimated as he is leading investor and creator of employment opportunities of all time. To crown it all, Dr. Ayandele decided to dabble into partisan politics to enable him do more for the society and he has not disappointed his people.

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“To this end, it is worthwhile to join several thousands of people globally to celebrate the enigma known as Eruobodo on this auspicious occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary as we pray God to grant him the opportunity of long life, sound health and prosperity”, the statement  added.

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Oyo commissioner, Olatunbosun urges citizens to disregard panic messages over ultimatum to herdsmen



Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun has disclosed that citizens of the State should disregard a voice note message urging people in Ibadan to stay indoors on Friday 22nd of January due to a purported ultimatum issued by some individuals to a Fulani Community in Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

Recall that the State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has warned individuals to respect the constitutional rights of any Nigerian to live anywhere in the country in a peaceful manner and condemned the said ultimatum in a state broadcast to the people of the state

A voice note, being circulated on Wednesday by one woman from London simply known as ‘Remi’ has urged residents of Ibadan to stay indoors on Friday so as to avoid any crisis that might arise from the outcome of the ultimatum issued to the Fulani Herdsmen Community in Igangan.

Olatubosun said the message was targeted at causing panic among the people and to tarnish the efforts of the present administration in tackling insecurity in the State.

He said Oyo State indigenes at home and in the diaspora ought to give support to the government and not to cause disaffection and unnecessary panic over an issue that has been adequately addressed by the government and concerned security agencies.

He added that the people of the State, especially in Ibadan should go about their businesses without fear of molestation or attack from any quarter.

“It is funny to hear that somebody was sending voice note from London, warning Ibadan people not to venture out on Friday because of an ultimatum issued to a Fulani Herdsmen Community in Igangan, in Ibarapa area.

“This is an issue that has been addressed by the government that nobody has the power to give such ultimatum, the constitution of Nigeria does not allow for it, especially when the said Community is not constituting security threat to lives and properties of the people.

“The government of Oyo State and security apparatus are working around the clock to give the people of the State the required peaceful atmosphere that will engender economic growth, we therefore urge our people, especially in Ibadan to ignore the voice note message and go about their normal businesses without fear of molestation or attack from any quarter.”

The commissioner called on the residents of the State to be wary of scaremongers who he said could create psychological crisis where such was not in existence.

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